Saturday Snapshot–Steckle Farm and Storytelling

February 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm 24 comments

Honey House

In February 2012, I attended the Steckle Farm Family Fun Event as a guest storyteller. Many things were planned: toboganning on the hills around the farm as well as seeing the animals. Only thing, there was little snow last winter. A few days before, we got snow, and those winter events could go ahead. The staff at the farm were delighted.


The sheep came close to the fence so the children could reach out and ruffle their  heavy winter coats.

Lyla and Emry Hallman

Two small children I happen to know were attracted to the bunnies in the barn.


The miniature ponies in their heavy winter coats


Staff member, Krista, leading the calf from the shelter


Fun on the hills with tobogans and sleds, then hot chocolate afterwards


And me, in between stories, with my coat on. Families kept coming and going at many intervals and the fireplace kept going out. It was so cold outdoors and in the Honey House


The heritage barn, parts of it date back over 100 years




















































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24 Comments Add your own

  • 1. trish  |  February 9, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Old farms have such wonderful charm, don’t they? I love that stone building – so beautiful.

    • 2. storygal  |  February 9, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      There are some interesting buildings there, the honey house being one of them. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  • 3. irene  |  February 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    What a wonderful winter adventure.

    • 4. storygal  |  February 9, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      It was a good day for families to do something together.

    • 5. storygal  |  February 9, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. 🙂

  • 6. Susan  |  February 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    What a great family event! But … brrr!!!!!

    • 7. storygal  |  February 9, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      Yes, it was very cold that day, and yet people seemed to be having a good time in spite of it.

  • 8. lmkazmierczak  |  February 9, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Great event for learning about past times♫♪ Here’s my SS:

    • 9. storygal  |  February 9, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      It is a great history lesson, on the spot! Thanks for stopping by. I will get to yours yet.

  • 10. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz  |  February 9, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Those ponies look surprisingly warm! Thanks for the photos!

    • 11. storygal  |  February 10, 2013 at 12:03 am

      They do, yes. Amazing fur coats. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  • 12. Brona  |  February 9, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    The ponies in the snow is my favourite shot….looks very cold though. Glad I have a hot, steamy summers day to look forward to here today…and a trip to the local pool 🙂

    • 13. storygal  |  February 10, 2013 at 12:05 am

      It was very cold. Our breath froze that day. But it was a good day and a lot of people had a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by.

  • 14. edgarone2  |  February 10, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Do you write short stories for children?
    It seems a wonderful combination of winter outdoor activities and story telling inside next to the fireplace for children. And also for adults?

    • 15. storygal  |  February 10, 2013 at 1:23 am

      Hi Edgar,
      I have written some stories for children. So far I use those in storytelling, but I also tell to adults. The day at the farm, I chose stories for the children, but the adults seemed to enjoy them too. Thanks for asking.

  • 16. Ali (Worducopia)  |  February 10, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Looks like a lot of fun, but definitely chilly!

    • 17. storygal  |  February 10, 2013 at 1:25 am

      It sure was chilly, even indoors when the fire went out. But we had fun. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  • 18. laurelrainsnow  |  February 10, 2013 at 1:20 am

    What lovely photos…and what fun! Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

    • 19. storygal  |  February 10, 2013 at 1:26 am

      You’re welcome, and thanks for your kind words and stopping by my blog.

  • 20. Vicki  |  February 10, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Great photos! Thanks for sharing them and the story behind them. Sounds like a great way to spend the day! I miss tobogganing!

    • 21. storygal  |  February 10, 2013 at 2:04 am

      Thanks, Vicki. We used to have a tobogan. Might have to get one for our grandchildren.Some photos are just better with a bit of story.

  • 22. Leslie  |  February 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    What a fun winter event… and I’m sure the children loved it.

  • 23. Orville  |  February 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Great blog here! Also your site loads up fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your
    affiliate link to your host? I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol
    by Edmundo see my site Orville

    • 24. storygal  |  February 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Hello Orville. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I’m so glad you enjoyed my blog. If you look at the bottom of the home page, you can see that my web host site is Hostgator. Here’s their website link:


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