Red Fern Enterprises

Welcome

I'm often asked about the significance of the Red Fern image we use and our business name. Our Red Fern image is that of the fertile fronds of the Cinnamon Fern in spring.  These red fronds symbolize new beginnings, new growth and are a reminder to us that change is constant and necessary.  We started with one web site and now have six active sites and one in development with more on the shelf.

We started our Enterprise with Godscountry.com in 1997. We created simple static web pages for local businesses, non-profits and some of our favorite charities. And, because they needed something other than just text or clip art, I added my 35mm and digital photography skills to the mix. Because my partner and I both worked full time in our daily lives, we kept it simple and focused on local customers.

In the fall of 2000 I found my self looking for employment.  It's a long story, but suffice to say that the small specialty contractor I was working for was gobbled up by a larger contractor (the competition) and our shop was closed. I had been tinkering with the idea of an online specialty store and we created a regional gift shop called EverythingEvergreen.com. We launched in July of 2001 starting with a few items from local artisans, expanding to include games, gift baskets and herbal products. We're constantly searching for unique high quality products to add to our interesting mix of items from the Pacific Northwest .

The newest member of the Red Fern family is the Old Curmudgeon. www.oldcurmudgeon.net is web hosting company intended for individuals and small groups seeking a inexpensive full service alternative for their website hosting.

One of the items that sold well for us at EverythingEvergreen.com was a hand and body lotion called Bee Bar. We spun off www.beebar.net in 2004 and added www.GotBeeBar.com in 2008. Bee Bar is a solid lotion bar that soothes dry itching skin, won't wear off with repeated washing and, the original large bar smells like almond cookies. There's also a Lavender Scented Bar and a Natural Unscented version for folks that are sensitive to scents.

Wanting to have a greater selection of games lead us to launch www.backporchgames.com. Backporchgames still includes great games from the Pacific Northwest, but gives us the added flexibility to add more games from around the world.

Since the main focus of both backporchgames.com and EverythingEvergreen.com is games for older children and adults (8+) we saw a niche for toddlers and preschoolers.  Our latest endeavor, www.grandmastoys.com ,is currently in development and is expected to launch in time for the Holiday shopping season.

As our web presence increases, we find we have less time (or desire) to create sites for outside  clients. That means that Godscounty.com isn't needed as a web development presence.  But, Godscountry.com isn't going away. It will under go some changes in the coming months.  Our plan is use this space to clear out our overstock and old inventory items.  We are also discussing an aucution site where local charities can offer items for sale with the proceeds going to benefit the communities they support.

The newest member of the Red Fern family is the Old Curmudgeon. www.oldcurmudgeon.net is web hosting company intended for individuals and small groups seeking a inexpensive full service alternative for their website hosting.

The list on the right will connect you with our Enterprises sites, our policies and some of our friends.  Be sure to check them out.

Jim Nannery

Owner