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Historic places and people in the land of milk and honey: Wisconsin's treasure: a tribute to our past, a celebration of the present and our commitment to continue the good life
(1998)

[Badger State Stock farm],   p. 15 PDF (452.8 KB)


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The Robert and Mary Ann Zelenski farm on
Honey Creek Road is known as the Badger
State Stock Farm. The farm was founded by
the Miller family. In 1900, it was purchased
by Benjamin Mitchell and taken over by his
son Oliver in 1930.
In 1956, Oliver's daughter, Mary Ann mar-
ried Bob Zelenski. They ran the farm with
dairy and hogs and sheep. They raised five
children on the farm. In 1991, they discon-
tinued the dairy and hogs and now they
raise Clun Forest Sheep, an English breed.
Clun Forest Sheep are no longer imported
and were quarantined for six years in
Canada before entering the USA market.
Garden tip for growing tomatoes from Bob
and Mary Ann.
In the spring, plant each seedling in the cen-
ter of a ten inch cement tile. From the hard-
ware store, purchase six foot high reinforc-
ing wire and encircle the tile which will sup-
port the tomatoes. The tile will protect the
young seedlings, hold water and block cut-
worms. Tomatoes will produce abundantly
and you can easily harvest the bounty.
Robert Zelenski
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