I was born in Vermont, some may think that makes my opinion biased but even if I hadn't been born here, I believe I would have gravitated here eventually. I've lived in several states and even over-seas, still there is something about Vermont, something in its very roots that feels like home. The undisturbed, vast expanses of land which promises to bear fruit. The mountains that surround us like we're in the middle of an emerald crown, or diamond, amber... even amethyst crown, depending on the season. The beautiful old farm houses speckled across the landscape which have held and still hold generations of families and their histories. Vermont is not simply cows, maple syrup and Ben & Jerry's (although we do take serious pride in those things) we are a people that share a similar mentality and life-style, one that is conducive to happiness and sustainability.