Some people dream about traveling, winning the lottery or retiring in comfort.
Marybeth Otte has long dreamt about chickens.
â€œIt was the fantasy farm in my head,â€ Otte said about her passion for creating a more humane way to raise chickens and sharing the farm-fresh eggs with the community. â€œAbout seven years ago I started to think I like chickens. Theyâ€™re cute.â€
The Plainfield resident started small, with five chickens last year, and enrolled in a farming class.
â€œI wanted to make sure this is what I wanted to do and that thereâ€™s a demand,â€ said Otte, a laidback single mom with a warm smile. â€œThere isnâ€™t anybody around here who does this.â€