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.

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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Honest Abe’s Owners Honored by TN General Assembly

By April Smith Patterson, co-owner of Honest Abe Log Homes I just wanted to reach out and share with you an incredible experience our family had yesterday, Valentine’s Day (the day love is celebrated), couldn’t have been more perfect and meaningful. We were invited by...

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Amazing Creamy Potato Soup

April and Nick Patterson love to cook this amazing creamy potato soup on cold winter nights. It's quick and easy, but oh so good. Boil 32 ounces chicken broth Cook 4-5 diced potatoes with 1/2 jumbo clove of garlic and 1/2 onion Cook 15 minutes Add 2 cans cream of...

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Honest Abe Home Featured in Russian Magazine

Honest Abe Log Home's Cambridge plan as interpreted by customers Jim and Diana Copper was recently featured in a 12-page article in the Russian architectural magazine, Beautiful Houses for its Wooden Homes edition. "There's an interesting story behind how a home...

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Jackie Cherry Explains How White Pine Was Selected

Honest Abe was founded in 1979, and Honest Abe's plant manager Jackie Cherry has been here since the earliest years. Respected for his knowledge throughout the log and timber industry, Jackie has created relationships with timber growers, equipment manufacturers and...

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Window Choices Shed Light on Your Dream Home

By Sharron Bilbrey, Sales Representative for Honest Abe Log Homes Crossville   An age-old comment about log homes is how “dark” they are on the inside, but this is something that does not have to be true anymore. Beyond the overall structure of the house, the...

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Log End Seal

Dovetailed d-log corner sealed. 10" round log before sealing. Square log sealed. Why seal the ends of the longs?Wood is a hygroscopic material, which means it naturally absorbs and releases moisture from the environment. Logs can safely absorb...

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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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Upcoming Events

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    May 31 - June 1
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    June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Honest Abe Living

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