I started Fox and the Forest in December of 2015 as a vehicle to sell a skin serum - a "potion" that I'd been making and using for myself after receiving lots of compliments when giving it as a gift to friends and family. I decided to market it, and sell it to support my small little woodland farm of misfit rescue animals. From there I created a few key skincare staples for sensitive skin, that used fair trade, sustainable ingredients. The next year, I saw an opportunity to help other women makers achieve exposure through craft markets, and partnered with various other women to make this site a virtual marketplace for their goods as well. It was a pretty successful little virtual community of supporting each other and I made friends across the nation.
When the spring of 2020 came around it changed everything, and as you are aware, small businesses suffered everywhere. A lot of the businesses I worked with either went on hiatus or closed altogether. There have been very few markets I have had access to since then, and in late 2021, I suddenly lost my primary form of income, a professional management job I held for over 20 years. This job actually funded all the day to day goings on at the farm. I needed to figure out a way to hustle for myself, and decided to fully focus on how to become self-sufficient without working for ‘the man’ by tapping into my ingenuity. 
I went deep into my roots, and back in time to my high school days of thrifting, finding wearable treasures to resale that also support a sustainable lifestyle by recycling clothing. Then, with more time on my hands than I knew what to do with, I dove into an old pastime - photography. A few weddings here and there, and then started experimenting with sheet metal and wood, by creating small rustic framed prints of my photos. After lots of compliments and requests for sales, I took a leap of faith and decided to go all in and start selling these in June 2022. 
The things sold on this website keep this farm and her residents happy and healthy. Vintage clothing, fair trade skincare, and these images of things from the farm that I put so much love into…..
Every purchase is either handpicked or made with passion and love to benefit the better good in the world. 
Know that anything you purchase here directly benefits lots of creatures, either here on the farm, or at the local county pound where I volunteer and give dogs respite with days out of the shelter and on the serene farm with experiences some have never had. 
Many thanks for your support! I am forever grateful for it!