In the waning weeks of the Luray Page Farmers Market I finally had a chance to ask about it. David told me it was the "Huntin' Shack" - a small shelter that would serve as a deer blind once the season finally got started. Thereafter, I wanted to touch base for construction updates, and there were plenty.
And so we did. It looks to be a fairly comfortable perch for a hunter to watch and wait from. It's got good sight lines, and adequate shelter from the cold wind and rain. There's a rumor of a heater in there, but I didn't see it when I went inside.
No TV in there either, but there were some good choices of reading materials. Right on top lay a Thoreau tome, a combined volume with Civil Disobedience and Walden. As David talked about the shack, and some of the events that had taken place there, it was almost as if I could hear him quoting Thoreau - hey, the shack has its similarities to that little place by the pond!
"I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up."