Sunday, June 11, 2023

I slept 8.63 hours, checked in to 11 places, took 58 photos, and walked 5.23 miles. I was in Ankeny, Urbandale, Des Moines, and Earlham, Iowa.

8:19 am

Woke up after sleeping 8.63 hours

11:04 am

Checked in at Casey's General Store, Ankeny, Iowa

11:19 am

Checked in at Mills Fleet Farm, Ankeny, Iowa

11:35 am

Checked in at Carquest Auto Parts, Ankeny, Iowa

12:04 pm

Checked in at O'Reilly Auto Parts, Urbandale, Iowa

12:27 pm

Checked in at Brooks' Dead End Ranch, Des Moines, Iowa

1:03 pm

Checked in at Dinoโ€™s Storage, Des Moines, Iowa

2:22 pm

Checked in at Menards, Des Moines, Iowa

2:57 pm

Checked in at Dinoโ€™s Storage, Des Moines, Iowa

3:48 pm

Checked in at Brooks' Dead End Ranch, Des Moines, Iowa

4:52 pm

Kari and her parents

4:52 pm

Hangin out at Grade A Gardens

5:00 pm

Grade A Gardens

5:00 pm

Appetizers from Clyde's

5:01 pm

This is what the Clyde's guys are cooking off of, hah

5:05 pm

This family loves them some deviled eggs

5:08 pm

A tasty veggie crostini

5:09 pm

More apps!

5:22 pm

Hanging at Grade A Gardens

5:25 pm

The kitchen

5:31 pm

Checked in at Grade A Gardens, Earlham, Iowa

5:38 pm

The chefs

5:45 pm

Holz hausen at Grade A Gardens

5:46 pm

Getting a tour of the farm

5:52 pm

Learning about their organic rotation process with chickens

5:56 pm

Grade A Gardens

5:57 pm


5:58 pm

Jordan and Whitney

5:58 pm

Jordan and Whitney

6:01 pm

I thought I had a lot of mulch. Holy cow.

6:06 pm

Jordan was very proud of this farming tool

6:06 pm

Talkin a little shit about Jordan's restoration of this farming tool

6:07 pm

The Clasens

6:10 pm

Following Jordan and Whitney to the orchard

6:10 pm

Jordan and Whitney

6:12 pm

Talkin about the deer while the orchard gets established

6:16 pm


6:17 pm

Such a nice night

6:24 pm

The entrance to where we were going to eat

6:32 pm

Opening up a bottle of wine in the field

6:32 pm

Dinner in the middle of a field

6:59 pm

Serving dinner

7:02 pm

Chris, running the show

7:02 pm

This take on the wedge salad was so good

7:03 pm

Grilled cabbage wedge salad

7:18 pm

Look at this lil puffer jacket koozie

7:20 pm

Pettin the kitty

7:25 pm

Grade A Gardens

7:26 pm

Quite a spread of food

7:26 pm

Tom cooking up the coppa steaks over the fire

7:28 pm

Me and Kari

7:33 pm

Pork shoulder steak with pork shoulder sausage and pickled veggies

7:49 pm

Capturing the scene

8:01 pm

Chess Pie by Diego

8:02 pm

Diego explains the Chess Pie

8:21 pm

A nice night to have dinner in a field

8:21 pm

Sloppy forehead kisses for lovers

8:21 pm

Havin a great time

8:21 pm

Teresa and Jeff

8:23 pm

The Menu

8:24 pm

This was really nice

8:32 pm

After dinner bonfire

8:33 pm

Simon brings his own chair

8:34 pm

Haulin straw bails to the fire

8:54 pm

Jordan thinks we need more wood

8:55 pm

Simon walks across the fire barefoot?

9:08 pm

The Clyde's guys handed us a bottle of Casamigos

9:08 pm

Diego was hilarious

9:53 pm

Checked in at Brooks' Dead End Ranch, Des Moines, Iowa

10:08 pm

Derpy Durb

11:21 pm

Fell asleep