Winter Stories

CAPPER’s readers share their winter stories of unfortunate adventures in tricky weather conditions.
Heart of the Home
November/December 2012
Add to My MSN

Weathering a storm usually ends up in a great winter story.
Photo By Fotolia/Kadmy

Content Tools

With winter comes plenty of opportunities for winter stories related to weather conditions — snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain, blistering winds, and temperatures below zero.

Maybe you fell through ice on the pond or crashed a sled into a snowbank. Perhaps your neighbor called during a blizzard to say you had cows out. Maybe your windshield wipers froze up while driving in freezing rain and sleet.

No matter what the winter adventure, it’s always nice to come back to a warm home after a blustery day outside. So grab a blanket, a steaming cup of hot cocoa and enjoy the following CAPPER’s reader stories about winter. These winter tales will entertain you on a cold night.

Winter Stories

Winter Memories Involve Snowstorms
Crashed Toboggan on Local Sledding Hill
First Date Held an Embarrassing Moment
Winter Storm Was Challenging for Couple
Snow Drifts Did Not Stop Christmas
Children Got Stuck in Snow While Playing
Family Takes Winter Trip in Snowstorm
Child Falls in Icy Stock Tank
Family Had to Butcher a Hog to Survive Blizzard
Family Provided Emergency Housing to Those in Need
Critter Scares Boy Walking to School 

Old-Time Remedies

What homemade cures and remedies do you remember your mom and/or grandma treating you with when you were a child? Did they help? 

Do you find yourself still using any of those old-fashioned remedies today? Maybe you’ve discovered a better remedy. What is it and how did you find it? 

Tell us your stories of old-time remedies. Email your stories and photos (jpeg or tiff, 300 dpi) to 

Subscribe today

Capper's Farmer Early Spring 16 CoverWant to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $19.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $19.95 for a one year subscription!

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here