Name: Peter Belden
Dark brown hair and eyes
Peter Belden is the patriarch of the Belden family.
His children gravitate to him when he returns home from his job as a teller at
the Sleepyside's First National Bank. He is a respected citizen of
Sleepyside and can be counted on by his colleagues, neighbours and children to
give sound advice and encouragement.
His role in the books is not as active as his
wife's, but he is present when his children need them to help them with a
Even the wealthy Matthew Wheeler consults him when
he needs advice on whether to sell his land to the International Pine Company,
and Peter offers him a balanced opinion on the matter.
Crabapple Farm has belonged to his family for
generations and he has a love of the land that he has taught to his children.
His is the model father and well respected by the community of Sleepyside.