Chilmark is getting used to being a quieter place. Take advantage of the lighter traffic this week and admire the old stonewalls newly exposed by landscaping along South Road in the neighborhood of Abel’s Hill. They are beautiful old walls that haven’t been seen in a while. Thanks to whoever is responsible. While on South Road take a minute to look at the Mayhew Meinelt house. It is a lesson in what it takes to restore an old house. That house was built in 1713 by the ancestors of the same Mayhew descendants who own it today. It looks like the beginning of a big project.