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Jess and Lori Donkersloot pose outside the home that has stood the test of time on the family’s century farm south of Worthington. (Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe)

Bottin-Donkersloot farm reaches century status

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WORTHINGTON — Gone are the days when 3,000 sheep roamed the 80 acre original Bottin farm in rural Worthington.

Gone are the 800 cattle — though 50 still claim it as home — and even the original house has been torn down to make way for an air conditioned office and machine shed. A well and windmill, used to water the cattle, have also disappeared.

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