Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, is quoted as saying “change is the only constant in life.”
And, David Bowie wrote “I watch the ripples change their size, But never leave the stream, Of warm impermanence.”
What’s that mean?
Well, sit back, grab a cuppa, this is gonna take some ‘splaining.
When Jeanette and I first started out, we chose the name Laffing Horse for the farm. We raised and trained Arabian race and trail horses. Jeanette also rode dressage. It all seemed to make sense.
Then, we discovered fiber arts. And, wood working. And, Jacob sheep. And, Angora goats. We had always had dairy goats, but we added goats milk soaps to the mix, too. We were chock full of ideas so we selected Common Threads for the fiber arts arm. We even had plans on a publication called Common Grounds (but it turns out that’s the name of a coffee shop chain). Common Dreams was also mentioned. I think there was a Common Grain for the wood. We brainstormed day and night coming up with interesting ideas and ways to implement them.
Over the years, I must’ve purchased, held onto, and finally let go of around 100 domain names. We were younger, then.
Fast forward a bit to today…
Now, we’re facing realities and moving a bit slower. Filling out tax forms for 17 entities is laborious and time consuming… especially when there’s really only one. Even though I have held on to the name Laffing Horse for 17 incredible years, it’s hard to spell, and even harder to explain now that I am making brooms and not much else. And, it turns out that brooms are considered a fiber art in the grand scheme of things.
We do it all together, so we should lump it all together. After (a much less frantic and more spaced out… er… um… it took longer. We were not spaced out) session of brainstorming, we settled on Havencroft Farm and Fiber.
Over the next several months, we’ll be slowly moving all the pertinent info from our old sites – laffing-horse.com and commonthreadsfiberarts.com (which points to a Facebook page we’ll also be changing up) – over to this site. We invite you to visit often and see how we’re progressing. Nudge us with a comment if you’re liking what you’re seeing, or if we’re moving too slow.
That’s all, folks… we ain’t changin’ no more… until the next time.