Well “Owl” Be! (plus Chicken Parmesan)

15 Jun

I do apologize to you for those following me looking for a new recipe, but we’ve been gone camping for four days on our RV property on a river by the coast of Oregon. But I am excited to share some photos of my husband installing a Barn Owl box he custom-built for me!

Barn Owl Box at the Base of the Slanted Tree of Its New Home

Barn Owl Box at the Base of the Slanted Tree of Its New Home

Barn owls are a natural way to rid your property of unwanted moles and mice, and other rodents. Since we only camp down there part-time, we would always come back to mounds of mole hills that are hard to mow over, and wires chewed through on our fridge or freezer. Frustrating!

Paul Screwing in the 2x4 to Hold the Owl Box

Paul Screwing in the 2×4 to Hold the Owl Box

We are hoping to attract a barn owl family this year to help rid us naturally of these pests without chemicals or other drastic means.

Owl Box is Halfway Up There!

Owl Box is Halfway Up There!

The last time we were there in the fall, we saw a barn owl fly by at eye level past our dock in the river two days in a row before we left! The box has been positioned (almost) at the spot we want, and has great visibility to the nest hole from the river.

Barn Owl Box Almost There!

Barn Owl Box Almost There!

He didn’t get it permanently installed yet, but it is hanging securely for now from two ropes.

Barn Owl Box Almost in It's Final Spot

Barn Owl Box Almost in It’s Final Spot ~ Soon!

But being a foodie blog, I thought I would also share a a couple of photos of one of our dinners while camping. I made Chicken Parmesan over Linguini.

Frying the Chicken

Frying the Chicken

I don’t have a recipe for the fried version (we don’t have a regular oven in the RV, only a combined micro/convection oven and I have no clue how to run it in convection mode), HOWEVER here is a link to my baked version over spaghetti: Baked Chicken Parmesan. Thanks for reading!

Fired Chicken Parmesan over Linguini. Doncha just love my Melamine Dinnerware?

Fried Chicken Parmesan over Linguini. Don’tcha just love my Melamine Camping Dinnerware? It is from my Mom, almost 40 years old!

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9 Responses to “Well “Owl” Be! (plus Chicken Parmesan)”

  1. Gerlinde June 15, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

    Have fun camping and I hope some barn owls use your box,. I would if I was a barn owl.

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  2. teagan geneviene June 16, 2015 at 2:54 am #

    Awesome post Kathryn! Sometimes we need some food for the soul too!
    But chicken Parmesan while camping!? (Loved the picture of the cooking too.) I’m not much of a camper, but i’d camp with ya’ll for sure! 😀 Hugs.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 16, 2015 at 8:05 am #

      Thanks Teagan! I’m off to the office but looking forward to the installment I missed this weekend when I get to it after work. Hugs back!

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  3. Adam J. Holland June 16, 2015 at 3:56 am #

    That’s some fine looking camp fare. And barn owls are cool birds. (Break out the night vision glasses!)

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    • anotherfoodieblogger June 16, 2015 at 8:06 am #

      Thanks Adam! I don’t mind cooking “real” food even when we are camping. I do love barn owls, that’s for sure.

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  4. Michelle Williams June 16, 2015 at 10:48 am #

    Chicken Parmesan is my kind of camping food! Hope you have some barn owl visitors and can snap a picture or two.

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  5. Karen June 20, 2015 at 7:35 am #

    You should never apologize to us foodies…I enjoy your posts from your camping site. I do hope you raise a family of owls from your barn box.

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