Much of Johnny Cash’s business was traveling and performing shows. The road life was nearly non-stop, but when he did make it home, he wanted to relax. In the 1970’s the Cashes had over thirty employees. His office, the House of Cash, was in Hendersonville, TN, just down the road from his home, and not only was his office full of people, fast paced and busy, but his very own house on the lake could be likewise. Johnny, a great lover of nature and the outdoors, put up a nine-foot chain link and barbwire fence around forty acres of his land just across the street from his residence. He filled the enclosed “compound” with exotic animals… buffalo, fallow deer, black buck antelope, ostrich and wild boars all roamed freely in the cash’s own personal zoo.