Honest Abe Blog

Stories about Honest Log Homes, Log Cabins & Timber Frames Homes

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 Southern Grace Farmhouse, McFarland Creek Outdoors and Lodge Cast Iron.

June 2019 Honest Abe Living Now Available Free Online

The June 2019 issue of Honest Abe Living, an interactive online magazine published by Honest Abe Log Homes, is available online now. This issue features the stories about some of the log and timber homes open to guests during the Summer 2019 Honest Abe Log Home Tour...

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37-Year-Old Honest Abe Home on Summer Tour

Carol & Barry Lowe built their Honest Abe Log Home 37 years ago, and they are still as pleased with their decision as they were when they moved in as a young married couple in 1982. "Barry and I became engaged in December of 1981 and began the process of building...

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Honest Abe’s Early Success Boosted by Television

One of the early keys to Honest Abe’s success was such an advertising decision. Jim Smith wanted to advertise on “The Ralph Emery Show.” It was not cheap. It was going to cost a significant amount. Many questions were raised and discussed. Were we ready for TV...

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Honest Abe Components Enhance Traditional Home Remodel

Heather Ross Stephens and her husband, Jarrett, recently purchased wood components from Honest Abe for a remodel of an existing home. They worked with Honest Abe Log Homes Sales Representative Inez Price, who works at the company's National Headquarters in Moss,...

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Take Charge of Your Water with a Rain Garden

A Rain Garden is a landscape depression that can be filled with moisture-loving plants. Hidden beneath the pretty plants is a natural storm water treatment system that allows 30% more water to infiltrate into the ground. This reduces the amount of water from flowing...

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Healthy Veggie Lasagna

Cooking at McFarland Creek Outdoors Amanda Hatcher prepares hearty and delicious meals for guests at McFarland Creek Outdoors, a hunting preserve owned by Shane Smith, one of Honest Abe’s owners. Here Amanda shares a guest favorite, Healthy Veggie Lasagna. 1 box...

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New Log Lodge Open for Season at Holmes Bend

By David L. Butler, Honest Abe Log Homes customer and owner and partner with Kelly Caldwell of Holmes Bend Marina and Resort and Holmes Bend Rentals We have been in the marina business here for many years. As part of our business we also have 12 log cabins and newly...

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Summer 2019 Log Home Tour Features Five Log Homes

Five custom homes by Honest Abe Log Homes will be open to visitors at three locations on June 15 in the Rutherford County, Tennessee, area during the Honest Abe Log Homes Summer 2019 Tour, hosted by Murfreesboro Honest Abe Log Homes. Each of the homes was designed and...

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Visit Rock Hill Road Farm During Summer Tour

Two custom of the five custom log homes by Honest Abe Log Homes that will be open to visitors as part of the Summer 2019 Log Home Tour on June 15 are at at Rock Hill Road Farm near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. One structure is an 835-square-foot log cabin, while the other...

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The Power of Colors

  Colors have the ability to evoke emotions and change our attitudes. They can inspire and motivate us to try something new and bold. They can alter our moods and appetites; even make a room feel small and cramped, or large and spacious. If you plan to redecorate...

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Air-Fryer Pickles

Amanda Hatcher, chef for McFarland Creek Outdoors, shares one of her favorite recipes using her air fryer. Amanda notes that the Air-Fryer Pickles from "Taste of Home" satisfies the carvings for fried food without the health risks and calories associated with use of...

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Quick French Onion Soup

This recipe is onion soup for two made easy. It was developed by onion soup enthusiast Claudia Johnson, marketing director for Honest Abe Log Homes, who wanted a fast way to make traditional-tasting onion soup. From start to finish this recipe takes about 30 minutes....

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The Apple Home

A Second Log Home for True Enthusiasts  Interview by Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes Honest Abe homeowners Jerry and LeeAnne Apple are opening their new log home to guests on Saturday, March 23, during the Honest Abe Log Homes Spring Tour. Located near...

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37-Year-Old Honest Abe Home on Summer Tour

Carol & Barry Lowe built their Honest Abe Log Home 37 years ago, and they are still as pleased with their decision as they were when they moved in as a young married couple in 1982. "Barry and I became engaged in December of 1981 and began the process of building...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Log Raising & Mill Tour

    August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Fall Log Home Tour Set for Aug. 24

    August 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Honest Abe Living

Blog articles are included in our monthly, interactive online publication – Honest Abe Living, which can be read here.