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More Photos From Peterson's Farm

  sunflowers in the pumpkin field
This year we planted a lot of giant sunflowers in the rows with thetomatoes and beets. They make great bird feeders or people feeders, too!
Ettamarie by beehives
Ettamarie is the "Queen Bee" on the farm.

A view of our vegitable garden.

This year we planted sunflowers, winter squash, tomatoes, beets, corn and cabbage!



A handsome rooster!

We have some beautiful roosters!


prize winning wax
Winning the Best of Show Apiary with this wax
mold of a queen bee was a lot of work but worth it!
This was a few years ago. Now all my wax is shared
with the Liberty 4-H Beekeepers.

Two honey bees on sunflower.

Kasey Peterson, our grand daughter, took this lovely
sunflower photo at our farm. She also planted the

Ettamarie extracting honey
This is how the cappings are cut from the honey comb before extracting in the extractor.

swarm with a queen

One day in October a few years ago a small swarm came out and landed on a leaf. Can you see the queen in the center? This is an unusual happening.

queen and her court

When looking for the queen, it helps to look for this pattern. The bees around her are called her "court". They are her daughters and care for her, feeding and grooming her carefully.

Arpil 2014 Calf
This little girl calf was born April 8th, 2014!Each year we usually have two new calves born.

pumpkin sprout

When a squash seed is planted, this is the first sign that it is growing.

next set of leaves

Soon the little plant gets more leaves.

small pumpkin bud

After more days of being watered and carefully weeded, it puts out long vines and little buds start to show. If it is a female bud, it has a tiny squash behind it. Can you see it?

Bee on male blossom.
The bees carry pollen from one squash blossom to another to make the squash start to grow.

Jessie & Kasey Planting pumpkins.
Jessie and Kasey loved to help plant the garden! Now they are in their 20's!
Kasey works for the mosquito abatement district and Jessie is the ag science teacher at Tokay High School in Lodi!

Multi-colored Eggs
Our eggs are multicolored, free-range, various sizes! Loook
for thefresh eggs in the refrigerator in the barn. Leave your
money in the container. We leave change for you if you need it.
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