Saturday Snapshots–Steckle Heritage Farm

February 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm 28 comments

On Monday, February 20th, I was a guest storyteller at Steckle Heritage Farm for their Winter Fun Day. Though we haven’t had much snow, we were blessed with some just the day before so families  were able to go tobogganing as well.

The miniature ponies

The sheep came right to the fence and like to be petted.

Staff member Krista leading Stanley the calf out of shelter so visitors can see him

seeing the chickens

For more about Winter Fun Day, see


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Steckle Heritage Farm Winter Fun Day– and storytelling too Blogging Today at Canadian Writers Who Are Christian

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  • 1. trish  |  February 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    What a fun way to spend a winter day! Those sheep certainly look nice and warm with all that wool.

    • 2. storygal  |  February 25, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      They do. And we learned that the wool also keeps them cool on a hot summer day. Who would have thought!

  • 3. Lisa  |  February 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    That looks like a really lovely time — although Stanley doesn’t look all that excited about going out in the snow.

    • 4. storygal  |  February 25, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Stanley had to be coaxed. Maybe he just wanted a rest.

  • 5. kaye  |  February 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    The miniature ponies are just so adorable.

    • 6. storygal  |  February 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      They are cute, aren’t they. Thanks for stopping by.

  • 7. Nise'  |  February 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    What a great place for families to visit.

    • 8. storygal  |  February 26, 2012 at 2:18 am

      Hello Nise’. I’m late responding since I had to shop today. This is a good spot for families, school groups and summer camp sessions. Thanks for stopping by.

  • 9. Mary  |  February 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Looks like a wonderful place for families to visit – especially in the winter!

    • 10. storygal  |  February 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      A working heritage farm is a good thing. Ours is tucked inside the city limits now.

  • 11. Book Savvy Babe  |  February 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    aww, love the animals, great picture opportunities 🙂 Book Savvy Babe

    • 12. storygal  |  February 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      It’s the perfect opportunity for photos. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • 13. Vicki  |  February 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun!! I need to find a place like that around here and take my grandkids!
    Here’s My Photo

    • 14. storygal  |  February 25, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Low cost or no-cost, it was a great day for families with young children or grandparents and their grandchildren. Thanks for stpping by.

  • 15. Leslie  |  February 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    That’s a great experience for families. I can still remember visiting a real farm and it was more years ago than I want to say. Being able to see the animals up close was something to remember.

    • 16. storygal  |  February 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      I grew up on a farm and so this farm inside or at the edge of our city limits is a good thing. The staff offers school trips and summer sessions for children.

  • 17. Alyce  |  February 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    That looks like a very fun event!

    • 18. storygal  |  February 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      CTV came and took pictures and so the event got some news coverage too. Staff member Krista said there were 6000 people in all; they were thrilled by the attendance.

  • 19. Staci@Life in the Thumb  |  February 26, 2012 at 12:58 am

    I love these photos…glad that the snow came in time for the kids to have fun!

    • 20. storygal  |  February 26, 2012 at 1:40 am

      I was glad too for them. It’s nice when that happens. Thanks for stopping.

    • 21. storygal  |  February 26, 2012 at 1:42 am

      I have difficulty responding to your blog picture at times. Your picture of fog and ice in the trees has an ethereal quality.

  • 22. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea  |  February 26, 2012 at 1:53 am

    I loved these, but them I am all about animals:) (and books)

    • 23. storygal  |  February 26, 2012 at 1:55 am

      Baby animals are in the same league as human babies–they’re just cute! Thanks for stopping by.

  • 24. storygal  |  February 26, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Eugenia, if you happen to stop by, I couldn’t leave a comment. Here it is:
    “Now that’s just the neatest thing ever. Such colourful art on tour buses.”

  • 25. Louise  |  February 26, 2012 at 3:08 am

    It looks such a lovely, if quite wintery, day. I love the ponies.

    • 26. storygal  |  February 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      It was a wintry day, but the sun was out making it a pleasant day in spite of the cold. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

  • 27. ardsley19  |  February 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    You obviously hit something a lot of people love. And your pics of farm animals are great. I love the sheep especially. I spent the early years of my childhood on a sheep farm and often had pet sheep.

    How nice that you could be a guest storyteller in such a fun venue.

    • 28. storygal  |  February 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Diana. What sort of sheep did you have on your farm?


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