A Country Kid’s Post: Autumn Fun in the Garden

Our garden is carpeted in leaves.  We had absolutely lovely sunshine weather a few days ago, the kind that’s best spent outside, so T and I decided to hunt for a rake and do a little bit of tidying up in our lawn.

We couldn’t find one, what my husband found instead was his nan’s old small garden pea-rake.  “Yep, that will do!” I said to him as I grabbed it and handed it to little T who seemed really excited about it.  I promised that she could jump up and down in leafy piles after.

Hard at work with her great-grandmother’s small pea-rake.

And once she had a good pile of raked-leaves, she decided that it was a great burial ground for her baby.

 I warned her though that children’s services would take the her baby away if they found out. That stopped her. She took Ella away from the pile and started raking again, till she had a good amount of leaves to jump in.

Don’t you just love watching them have fun in even the simplest ways?

I do.


My husband is right.  We do need a leaf-vac.


  1. Little B & Me

    This looked like a great fun day was had,
    Absolutely love the images you’ve used. You take them so beautifully!

    •Love & hugs B
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  2. This is so cute! I love involving my son in chores and the garden is the best because it doesn’t matter if he makes more mess than he cleans up.

    • That is so true. T’s best friend showed up later in the day. They both scattered the leaves all over, but it was fine. At least they had fun 😉

  3. Haha! Poor dolly! Such a great way to make doing the chores fun. And getting some fresh air! We should probably get stuck into our garden now. Although at 1.5, B would be making more mess than tidying! x

    • That’s exactly what we ended up doing when T’s best friend came over. They started throwing leaves at me and his mum, so we did it to them! Fun 🙂

  4. Fashion and Style Police

    Lol. Kids are so funny. Yes I love watching play. T is a cutie.

  5. Mim Jenkinson

    Aww this is just gorgeous – oh I LOVE Autumn for the leaves! Ha ha Ella you nearly met an early demise – don’t call Child Services just yet though 🙂 x

  6. i love your photos… its fantastic watching them play with nature … the leaves look amazing and your girl is having a blast

    • Mine actually said he wants to buy one after T’s ballet tomorrow. I still think it’s a waste of money! I don’t mind raking 😉

  7. Rachel George

    Raking leaves is almost as much fun as jumping in them! Happy memories!

  8. Little Pickle's Mom

    Burying the baby!! Ha ha ha. These photos are fab though – the kind of every day activity that you’ll look back on with so much love in years to come. I hope Pickle enjoys doing fun jobs like this when he’s older!
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  9. Wave to Mummy

    Ha ha ha, burying her baby. Much better just to jump around in them! 🙂 And I do agree with your husband – that’s a big yard to do with just a rake! 😀 #countrykids

    • For now, I’ve convinced him that we’ll manage with just rakes. Let’s see how it goes 😉

  10. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    Leaf sweeping is one of my favourite autumn chores. I love the earthy smell and they are so fun to jump in, especially on an autumn like this when it has been so dry. The ash trees here have shed their leaves all over the lawns, they are so pretty on the ground it feels a shame to sweep them up but I know they won’t look pretty once the rain comes! I’m glad you are enjoying the leaves at their best.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    • I’m enjoying it too. So far I’ve convinced S not to get a leaf vac for now… Let’s see how long this will last 😉

  11. Cheryl | TimeToCraft

    Ha! I wondered what had happened with the leaf vac. You’ve even got me thinking I need one, which we do. Raking is good fun. For a short time. Hope no one overheard your conversation about Ella. It might have sounded a tad worrisome. #CountryKids
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    • I’ve convinced my husband that all we need are just two proper rakes (which we bought a few days ago). Let’s see how long this will last 😉

  12. chocolateandwineandillbefine

    This looks so much fun. We currently have a garden full of leaves too – they have all come down in the last couple of days! I love the idea of raking them to jump in – my boy can’t resist jumping in every pile of leaves he sees so he would love this! #CountryKids
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    • Our pile is humongous now and my little girl had friends over and they had so much fun trying to climb the mountain of leaves:)

  13. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    Hehe that sounds like lots of fun! You have a lots of leaves there! hehe – I love this time of year it makes for some wonderful photos! #CountryKids
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  14. domesstique

    Look at her having fun outside – such a happy little girl. Playing with leaves in the autumn shouldn’t be missed, right? I love your photos. #countrykids
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