14 years ago, she quit her job and started farming. Here's a look at her life now.
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15 years ago, Wendy spent her days in a bank, cashing checks and working as a teller.

She never would've expected what happened next: “If somebody would've told me in high school, 'You're going to work on a farm seven days a week,' I'd have said, 'No, you're crazy.'" And yet here she is doing just that.



Now, Wendy spends her days on a farm, feeding animals and working as a dairy producer. She even occasionally runs off to catch the cows.

"C'mon." *Whistling*

As a farmer, Wendy is part of a cooperative of dairy producers.

She's a member of the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA), an Oregon-based co-op that includes nearly 100 dairy farms.

The farmer-owned co-op allows farmers to operate at a scale larger than a single farm while still making decisions about how they want to operate and run the business. Win. Historically, co-ops have been known to adopt more sustainable business practices and invest positively in their communities. Double win.

"What you put into, whether it's the farm or your family, is what you get out. ... [Cutting] corners is not an option."

Go get 'em, Wendy.

A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches.

The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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