In the late fall, we followed the Blackwater River across the road. We found old, abandoned fields and pastures, ancient roads and abandoned bridge abutments. We also found this abandoned spring house built into the side of a small hill for a no longer existing farm house. These spring houses housed spring wells. The stone house was cool in the summer and could keep milk, eggs and butter fresh for a longer period of time than if no spring house had been built. It was a fascinating walk.