MINERVA - Betty's Funny Farm, a long-time fixture on 14th Rd. in Minerva, has recently expanded into a bed and breakfast.
It now boasts the only one-bedroom bed & breakfast in the town of Minerva and boasts an upstairs bedroom suite complete with an adjacent sitting room and bathroom. A spiral staircase leads to the spacious area, which can accommodate one to four people.
The Funny Farm opened in the 1990's - with sheep, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats and the occasional goats, it became a place to come for all kinds of local products. Betty's offers fresh-from-the-chicken eggs, hand-made wool products, maple syrup, quilts, pottery, jewelry, and much more.
Betty LeMay, who has lived in Minerva for nearly 47 years and is a native of nearby Newcomb, said that business has been steady.
"We are slightly out of the way, but we have been doing well since we opened on Thanksgiving weekend," said Lemay.
Howard the dog and Pete the cat greet visitors with a warm welcome upon arrival and never let them forget that they have arrived on a family farm.
LeMay ran the Lemon Potpourri in downtown Olmstedville from 2000 until the summer of 2008, when the poor economy finally got the best of the business. Soon after, Betty pursued her Funny Farm.
"I like doing what I do best - serving my guests," said LeMay.
For more information on the Funny Farm, visit www.bettysfunnyfarm com