Fox and the Forest started 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 this website, 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 women supporting each other and I made a bit of extra money and lots of new friends across the nation. It started as a fun side hustle that helped me support the animal non-profits I volunteered with.
Then, with more time on my hands and the need for more money for daily animal needs and farm maintenance, I dove into an old pastime - photography. A few weddings here and there and some marketing photoshoots helped keep the farm afloat. For Christmas gifts in 2021 (and zero dollars to spend on them), I started experimenting with sheet metal and wood, and decided to create small mounted prints of my own photos. Some were of other people's pets. Some were of people. Some were just beautiful scenes from the farm. I posted these little projects on social media, explaining how I did them, and 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.
aka the Frugal Fashionable Farmer