There are very few forests in Iceland today. According to the Icelandic history books when the Vikings settled in Iceland they trees covered the land from the mountains to the shore, however this is no longer the case. This is one of the reasons we feel so lucky to have a woodland surrounding our home. It was planted by my father in law over the last 30 years. It provides us with endless opportunities for exploring, games, playing and lots of picnics. Here are some photos of our garden adventures throughout the year.
And all those leaves need clearing away. Every autumn we spend a few days, raking up the leaves. We even made up a song to help us pass the time: We’re raking up the leaves, we’re raking up the leaves, we’re raking up the leaves, they´re red and yellow and green.
Raking in the garden
Plastic tools often break or do not do the job they are designed for. Make the experience better and buy metal (or even real) tools. But make sure they are the right size for children.