The Saling Grove Blog

Monday, 26 March 2018 14:37

Spring Lambing Update: The welcome of new arrivals

Lambs is one of the busiest times for a shepherd during a year. Sometimes we are lucky enough to see & if need be, help during the daytime. It is the unknown night time arrivals that concern us the most…
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 17:00

Shinrin-yoku: Forest Bathing

In 1982, Japan launched a national health programme called ‘forest bathing’ or ‘shinrin-yoku’ which means spending more time around trees. No jogging, no workouts just simply spending time amongst trees. It is not just about the fresh air but also…
Thursday, 01 March 2018 08:00

Pinch, punch, 1st day of the month, White rabbits

We hope you have good luck this month. 'Pinch, punch, first day of the month, White rabbits!' What is the origin of this old yet rather odd 'Good Luck' saying? It dates back centuries, with the first known written mention…
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 10:36

Spot the Ladybird difference

As one of Britain’s best loved & colourful group of insects, ladybirds are currently hibernating. Typically different species will usually hibernate in different places  but unusually in this photo you can see they have all grouped together hibernating inside an…
Monday, 26 February 2018 14:22

Repton 200: A national celebration Of Humphry Repton (1752-1818)

2018 marks the national celebration of the life of Humphry Repton (1752-1818). Known as the last great Georgian landscape designer & successor to 'Capability Brown', we will be celebrating his life with a talk on 20th May & a Summer…
Friday, 02 February 2018 07:55

Calving Season Update 2018

Calving season is well underway. Rob and Stephen are doing an amazing job of making sure our small suckler herd are keeping warm and cosy despite the recent bad weather. With daily top up bedding of straw and a constant…
Friday, 09 February 2018 13:14

Advent of Spring with Snowdrops in bloom?

It is always exciting to see the snowdrops pushing through the ground. With the lengthening of afternoon - hurrah - it is prefect to have brisk, sunny walks around Golden Grove. There are some great footpaths which we supply maps…
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 14:01

Top tips for Caravanners: How to survive the Winter cold

Managing a small caravan site, that is open all year round, I know that winter touring is not for the faint hearted. Based on numerous conversations and troubleshooting ideas, here are some the top tips for your winter caravan adventure!  
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:12

Repton 200: A national launch

2018 marks the bicentenary of Humphry Repton's death, who was the last great landscape designers of the eighteenth century. Throughout the year, across the country, the Gardens Trust will be coordinating Repton 200 events, celebrating his work.
Monday, 06 November 2017 16:45

Shake off the Winter blues: Try Trail Running in North Essex.

We recently had the pleasure of hosting Lindley Chambers & his wife, from Challenge Running Ltd staying at Golden Grove. They were here putting the finishing touches to a number of events to be hosting in the area at the…
Monday, 06 November 2017 16:39

Sustainable Jewellery: From sheep's horn to Rose's wrist!

The horns of our pedigree Jacob sheep are quiet distinctive, especially those of 'Henry' our star Ram! With a little imagination & elbow grease, the black & white horn colours have been shaped & polished into a unique bracelet by…
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