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JOIN US ON THE MAIN STREETSAND BACK ROADS OF WINTER COUNTY,VERMONT, NEXT ON "CHRONICLE."ANTHONY: THE CHARACTER OFVERMONT IS PLEASANTLYOLD-FASHIONED.MANY OF ITS HOMES WERE BUILTWHEN WASHINGTON WAS PRESIDENT,AND ITS COUNTRYSIDE REMAINSDOTTED WITH THEIR ...


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// We should auto-play if the video was loaded and was visible on the screen because the waypoint // callback will not be called in this case if ( ( elementTop = pageTop ) ) { player.play(); } } }}; Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT >> THIS IS CHRONICLE.>> IN THIS PART OF VERMONT, THEYLIKE TO THINK BIG.LIKE THE 30 FOOT TALL BANDCRAFTED OUT OF CALIFORNIADRIFTWOOD, REALLY BIG.WITH OCCASIONAL EXCEPTIONS.>> A QUIET LITTLE WORLD INGOLDEN GLOBES.>> COUNTYWIDE, THEY APPRECIATETHE OLD WAYS.IN THE FORGE.>> IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME TOKEEP TRADITION ALIVE.>> ON THE FORM.>> IT USED TO BE THE JERSEYGREEK CAPITAL OF THE COUNTRY.>> AT THE GENERAL STORE EVERY >>THIS COUPLE THAT CAME IN, THEYARE MAKING IT THRIVE AGAIN.>> JOIN US ON THE MAIN STREETSAND BACK ROADS OF WINTER COUNTY,VERMONT, NEXT ON "CHRONICLE."ANTHONY: THE CHARACTER OFVERMONT IS PLEASANTLYOLD-FASHIONED.MANY OF ITS HOMES WERE BUILTWHEN WASHINGTON WAS PRESIDENT,AND ITS COUNTRYSIDE REMAINSDOTTED WITH THEIR REFORMS.SHAYNA: BUT NOT EVERYTHING INTHE GREENMOUNT STATE REMAINS ASIT WAS.>> FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS, THECOVER BRIDGE THAT SPANS THECONNECTICUT RIVER BETWEENCORNISH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, ANDWINDSOR, VERMONT, WAS AMERICA'SLONGEST, UNTIL THIS ONE IN OHIOTOOK THAT TITLE IN 2008.ON THE OTHER HAND, WINDSOR WILLALWAYS HOLD ON TO ITS TITLE OFTHE BIRTHPLACE OF VERMONT, THAT1777, IT YOU ARE LOOKINGCLOSELY.AND WINDSOR COUNTY, THE STATE'SLARGEST, IS HOME TO SOME OFVERMONT MOST STORIED TOWNS.IN OCTOBER, IT CAN LOOK LIKEWHAT YOU WOULD SEE IF YOUGOOGLED OTTOMAN THE GREENMOUNTSPIRIT WE WERE ON THE TRAIL OF,OF ALL THINGS UP HERE, CHEESE.NOT JUST ANY CHEESE.>> THERE ARE ONLY TWO IN THEENTIRE COUNTRY.>> ONE IS MADE ON THIS HILLTOPIN NORTHERN VERMONT, WHERE 20YEARS COME JOHN AND JEAN BOUGHTA RUNDOWN FARMHOUSE, DETERMINEDTO FORM HERE IN SOME WAY.ULTIMATELY, THEY WERE INSPIREDBY THEIR OWN BACKYARD.>> IT USED TO BE THE JERSEYGREEK CAPITAL OF THE COUNTRY,AND NOW THERE ARE ONLY TWOJERSEY FARMS.WE DID NOT SEE ANOTHER ONE --DID NOT WANT TO SEE ANOTHER ONEJUST GO BY THE WAYSIDE.>> THEY GATHERED UP THE KIDSCOMING USING THIS BOOK IS ATRAVEL GUIDE, SEARCHED IN EUROPEFOR THE BEST CHEESE THEY COULDMAKE BACK HOME ON THEIR OWNFISSILE HILL FARM.>> WE LOOK AT CERTAIN REGIONSAND SAID, WHAT ARE THE REGIONSOF THE WORLD THAT ARE MOSTSIMILAR TO VERMONT?IT TURNED OUT TO BE THE ALPINEREGIONS IN FRANCE.>> OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS, THECHEESE HAS ALSO YIELDED A LOT OFRECOGNITION AND DOZENS OFAWARDS.THEY SHIP IT ALL OF THE COUNTRY,BUT IT'S STILL A SMALL, FAMILYOF THEIR AND JOHN AND JANINEPUTNAM KEEP MAKING THEIR CHEESETHE TRADITIONAL, FRENCH ALPINEWAY, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OFVERMONT.IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING, THECHEESE IS DELICIOUS, AND MADEFOR THE PERFECT SNACK AS WEWOUND OUR WAY SOUTH TO WINDSOR,VERMONT, IN SEARCH OF SOMETHINGTHAT IS AS HARD TO DESCRIBE ASIT IS TOUGH TO FIND.YOU WANT TO GET TO THE FRONT OFGREAT RIVER OUTFITTERS, DUCKBEHIND IT TO THE RIGHT, KAYAKSFOLLOW THROUGH THE TUNNEL, ANDTHEREBY THE BANKS OF THECONNECTICUT RIVER IS QUITELIKELY WHAT ARE THE MOST UNUSUAL14 ACRES YOU HAVE EVER HAPPENEDUPON.>> I DESCRIBE IT AS A 14 ACRESCULPTURE GARDEN.IT HAS ROOMS IN IT THAT TAKE YOUTHROUGH YOUR LIFE.>> TERRY MCDONNELL WAS INSPIREDBY A JAPANESE VERSION OFSOMETHING SIMILAR IN IRELAND.HE ALREADY ARMED -- ALREADY ONTHIS FARM FIELD.>> IT WAS ALL DONE WITH FRIENDSAND FAMILY AND THE PAST JUSTSORT OF EVOLVED OVER TIME.>> THE OPEN AIR ROOMS DO INDEEDCORRESPOND WITH TIMES IN ONE'SLIFE, BIRTH, LEARNING,ADVENTURE, CREATIVITY, SOLITUDE,DEATH, AND VISITORS BOTH YOUNGAND OLD SEEM TO RESPOND WITH ASIMILARLY WIDE RANGE OFEMOTIONS.>> YOU TAKE FIVE MINUTES OR FIVESECONDS AND DO WHATEVER YOUWANT.THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAYTO DO THIS.THAT IS THE POINT.LIKE THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONGWAY TO DO LIFE.NEXT THE VISITOR SEEMED ASENTRANCED AS WE WERE, ALTHOUGHAPPARENTLY CANNOT ENTRANCEDEVERYONE.>> WE USED TO HAVE A GUESTBOOKAT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.ONE OUT OF 100 WOULD BE, ARE YOUKIDDING ME?>> IT IS A CRAZY THING, IN THEBEST AND MOST CREATIVE WAY, LIKETHE 30 FOOT TALL BAND CREATEDOUT OF DRIFTWOOD.ANTHONY: THAT IS A BEAUTIFULSPOT, AND THE GARDEN IS FREE.THEY DO ASK FOR DONATIONS ON ANHONOR SYSTEM IF YOU WANT TOCONTRIBUTE.AND THEY ARE OPEN YEAR-ROUND.SHAYNA: DURING THE WINTER YOUCAN EXPLORE ON SNOWSHOES ORSKIS.ANTHONY: IT IS A TINY DINER WITHAN OUTSIZED SPURS ANALOGY.QUICK WITNESS THE MENU THAT Main Streets and Back Roads of Windsor County, VT Ted Reinstein travels the Main Streets and Back Roads of Windsor County, in search of cheese, diners, and general stores. 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