A Blessing in Disguise
THORVALDSEYRI. Everything here was black. The houses, the fields, the mountains. When Eyjafjallajökull erupted in spring 2010, Ólafur Eggertsson was afraid he might lose his farm at the foot of the volcano forever. He and his family were evacuated and had to leave their cows and land behind. But they came back. And a year after the eruption it turns out the ash was good for the soil.