"A lot of the kids I've known are into appearances, talking about who's doing this and that, being popular. They're into fashion and looking like everybody else. That doesn't matter to me. Not to make it sound like a cliche, but with the animals I've learned a lot about responsibility while doing the things I've always wanted to do." -from a charming (except for that Pam Anderson reference) profile of LA-area teen and award-winning future farmer Kimberly Barnes. [LA Times]