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.

Grilled Steak Nachos

Grilled Steak Nachos

Gooey cheese, crunchy chips, and tender steak are all found in this easy-to-make campfire recipe in the Lodge Cook-It-All. INGREDIENTS Steak Ingredients: 1 skirt steak, flank steak or flap steak 1 lime, juiced Salt and pepper, to taste Nacho Ingredients: 1 bag of...

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Honest Abe Makes Donation to Habitat ReStore

Honest Abe Makes Donation to Habitat ReStore

Honest Abe Log Homes recently made a donation to Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity valued at more than $31,000. "This truckload of items has made a big impact for August," said Pam Ealey, Executive Director of Upper Cumberland Habitat. "Our shoppers enjoy how our...

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Nick and April Patterson Win State Young Farmer Honors

Nick and April Patterson Win State Young Farmer Honors

Nick and April Patterson are Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award winners for 2019. “This year at the 75th anniversary of the Young Farmers group, we were unbelievably humbled to receive this honor,” said April. April is...

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All Customers are Stars, but Some Were Celebrities

All Customers are Stars, but Some Were Celebrities

By Rick Denton Some folks say Honest Abe’s product line is a kit, a trailer load of milled and dressed logs, timbers and other materials needed to build the log or timber home. Some say our product is considerably more ­– that it is the beautiful and unique finished...

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Why DIY?

Why DIY?

By Rick Denton Some folks say Honest Abe’s product line is a kit, a trailer load of milled and dressed logs, timbers and other materials needed to build the log or timber home. Some say our product is considerably more ­– that it is the beautiful and unique finished...

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Dealing with Nuisance Insects

Dealing with Nuisance Insects

The many television shows and podcasts that feature do-it-yourself home projects as well as the ever-growing Pinterest community demonstrates the intrigue of taking control of the design or redesign of personal living spaces. We asked Josh Beasely, President of Honest...

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Honest Abe’s First Floor Plan Catalog

Honest Abe’s First Floor Plan Catalog

In many areas of the country when cool, fall days arrive, Asian lady beetles (ladybugs), Harmonia axyridis and boxelder bugs, Boisea trivittatus, congregate on exterior walls. They typically choose the south and west facing walls since these walls are the warmest....

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Combine Plans to Create a Custom Mid-Sized Home

Combine Plans to Create a Custom Mid-Sized Home

  Perma-Chink Systems, whose products are included in Honest Abe packages, offers tips for homeowners who wish to do their own initial finish or choose to do protective maintenance on their log home over the years. In this article they explain how to manually...

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June 2019 Honest Abe Living Now Available Free Online

June 2019 Honest Abe Living Now Available Free Online

“So, here’s the thing,” began a lively conversation with an admittedly 60-something woman who just wanted to build the home that had taken shape in her head over a long time. What we knew about her was that she was in a different place than when she and her husband...

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37-Year-Old Honest Abe Home on Summer Tour

37-Year-Old Honest Abe Home on Summer Tour

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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Honest Abe’s Early Success Boosted by Television

Honest Abe’s Early Success Boosted by Television

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. Process Of Building Our Log Home "Barry and I became engaged in December of 1981...

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Honest Abe Components Enhance Traditional Home Remodel

Honest Abe Components Enhance Traditional Home Remodel

  Perma-Chink Systems, whose products are included in Honest Abe packages, offers tips for homeowners who wish to do their own initial finish or choose to do protective maintenance on their log home over the years. In this article they explain how to manually...

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Take Charge of Your Water with a Rain Garden

Take Charge of Your Water with a Rain Garden

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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Healthy Veggie Lasagna

Healthy Veggie Lasagna

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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New Log Lodge Open for Season at Holmes Bend

New Log Lodge Open for Season at Holmes Bend

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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June 2019 Honest Abe Living Now Available Free Online

Summer 2019 Log Home Tour Features Five Log Homes

By Rick Denton Some folks say Honest Abe’s product line is a kit, a trailer load of milled and dressed logs, timbers and other materials needed to build the log or timber home. Some say our product is considerably more ­– that it is the beautiful and unique finished...

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Visit Rock Hill Road Farm During Summer Tour

Visit Rock Hill Road Farm During Summer Tour

The many television shows and podcasts that feature do-it-yourself home projects as well as the ever-growing Pinterest community demonstrates the intrigue of taking control of the design or redesign of personal living spaces. We asked Josh Beasely, President of Honest...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Fall Log Home Tour Set for Aug. 24

    August 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Log Raising and Mill Tour

    October 19 @ 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.