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The Honest Abe Log Home Blog shares stories from Honest Abe Living Magazine and other sources of interest to log home enthusiasts. Check event schedules. Read company news, announcements and industry news. Find out about new products. Browse photos from new construction and new house plans. Also featured on the Honest Abe Log Home Blog are recipes from our friends at Lodge Cast Iron.

Virginia Tour This Weekend

With three strategically located homes on the trail there’s ample time to tour them all during the free event between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Reservations are required. The Virginia Honest Abe Log Home Tour homes include one completed and furnished 8×8 D log custom...

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Honest Abe Sister Company Opens Stores in Log Structures

Shop at Barky's Front Porch and Bloomy's Boutique on Cookeville Model Home Complex Site Barky Beaver Mulch and Soil Mix, a sister company to Honest Abe Log Homes, has opened two new speciality shops on the grounds of Honest Abe’s Cookeville, Tennessee, model home. “We...

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Pear Tarte Tatin Recipe from Lodge Cast Iron Cookware

Butter piecrust: 1 c. all-purpose flour  1/2 tsp. fine sea salt 2 T. sugar 6 T. unsalted butter 2 to 4 T. ice cold water Pear filling: 4 small pears, or more as needed (Green Anjou or Bosc pears are best) Juice from 1 lemon 1 1/4 c. sugar 1/4 c. water 2 T. unsalted...

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Livingston Plan Home Open Oct. 22 for Log Cabin Tour

Visitors on the Oct. 22 Honest Abe Open House Tour who stop by the Oakley home will see how easy it is to work with Honest Abe’s design team to modify one of the Legacy Collection log or timber frame house plans to meet the desires and needs of a homeowner. The...

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Apple-Pecan Clafloutis

3/4 cup pecan pieces 1 1/2 pounds firm, semi-sweet apples, like Fiji or Pink Lady 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 large eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 tablespoon apple brandy 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Pinch of salt 2 cups...

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Log Cabin Open House Provides Motive, Means & Opportunity

Every aficionado of mysteries knows that the the guilty had the ability to commit the crime (means), a reason to do it (motive) and the chance to commit the act (opportunity). The upcomingTennessee Honest Abe Log Cabin Open House provides the opportunity to tour a...

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Chicken Pot Pie

Cooking with Lodge    New England Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust Filling: 2 T. butter 2 medium onions, diced 1 celery rib, diced 1 large carrot, diced 3 c. cubed (1-inch) cooked chicken 1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen green peas 1 c. diced fresh mushrooms Salt and...

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Develop Floor Plans Early

Develop Floor Plans Early in Planning Process All three options make planning easier!    Most people who want a log or timber frame home have been envisioning how they want their house to look from the outside for a long time before they actually have a plan for...

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Log Home Budgeting

Creating a Budget for a Log or Timber Frame Home Honest answers to realistic questions help in budget creation. By Wayne Brady, Sales Representative, Honest Abe Crossville In planning for a new wood home, it’s important to create a budget that allows for construction...

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Increasing Log Home Appeal

What Makes a Log Home Beautiful? Increasing Log Home Appeal By Perma-Chink Systems, Inc. What is it about Honest Abe homes that make them so appealing to so many people? We can talk about thermal efficiency, building with a renewable resource or living a log home...

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