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.

Honest Abe Components Enhance Traditional Home Remodel

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

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

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

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

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

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 Swift Home, Williamsport, Tennessee

The Swift Home, Williamsport, Tennessee

Darlington B Plan Modified to Create Family Retreat Larry and Pam Swift completed their new 1,750-square-foot D-log cabin from Honest Abe Log Homes' Darlington B plan in 2018 as a family escape from the city. The Swifts recently shared their journey though planning...

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Don’t Wait on Your Dreams

Don’t Wait on Your Dreams

It seems most homeowners always have a list of to-dos for their home. Things you would like to improve, “wishes” that should have been done when building or remodel dreams!  What I can’t quite understand, why wait? Don’t wait to do the things…do them now or at the very least, plan! 
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The Power of Colors

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

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

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

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

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