It all began in 1989, when Jerry took Beth on a canoeing trip down the Barren Fork River. Jerry proposed in his cabbage field, and Beth agreed that she would marry him after they saved up $10,000. A few months later, Beth asked Jerry how he was doing with his savings. He said, "I've got about $600." She said, "That's close enough." After marrying, Beth worked as an insurance agent for Farm Bureau and Jerry was a marketing specialist for the State of Tennessee Agriculture Dept. After three years of living in the city, they decided it was time to move to Jerry's hometown of McMinnville, Tennessee, where they purchased 57 acres on the Barren Fork River.
"SO NEITHER THE ONE WHO PLANTS NOR THE ONE WHO WATERS IS ANYTHING, BUT ONLY GOD WHO MAKES THINGS GROW." 1 COR. 3:7