If you’re anything like us, early autumn means a glut of various fruit and vegetables which need to be preserved so they last through the year. If so, this talk is for you. The ladies from the WI will be here to tell you all you need to know about jams & chutneys. See you there.
As the nights draw in, it’s time to get your ram and ewes ready for the tup. Come along and get the expert’s advice about this important time in the sheep calendar; Mary Richards from Coleg Sir Gar will be letting us know what we need to do now to make spring 2016 is as productive as possible.
Richard & Suzanne Kerwood of Windrush Willow will give a talk about the many uses of willow and will demonstrate willow weaving whilst talking! They will also be bringing a selection of their handmade baskets which will be for sale.
Are goats for you? This month’s talk is for anyone who keeps goats, has thought about goats, or simply wonders about goats. Debbie Kieboom will be coming along to answer all you questions on Wednesday, 11th March, 2015, 8:00pm at the Gremlin Club Carmarthen. See you there!
DSA’s Annual General Meeting will be held on the 11th of February 2015, and we’d really like you to be there! Whilst AGMs might not seem to be the most interesting of our meetings, they are perhaps the most important. This is your Association, and this is your chance to have your say. You’ll get to hear how the year has gone, and be a part of electing a new committee, (including you if you like!) The meeting is on the 11th of February at the normal time and place, 8.00 PM, The Gremlin Club, Carmarthen.
The DSA New Year Lunch will be on Sunday 25th January at Tafarn Pantydderwen in Llangain, which is about 5 miles out of Carmarthen on the Llanstephan road. One two or three course lunch at £8.95, £12.50, £15.95. Bookings to Liz Phillips, Treasurer by January 20th please. Contact details can be found on our Contact Page
Our monthly meeting will be an auction conducted by professional auctioneer Nigel Hodson. This is your opportunity to sell on all those Christmas presents you don’t want, or any items you no longer need. If small enough then bring them along. For larger items and livestock leave them at home but bring along a good picture and description of the item. You may also bring along a promise to auction. The DSA will charge you 10% commission, minimum £1, of the selling price of the item with the option to give more if you wish. So get into those barns and sheds and start looking for those potential money spinners.
The auction will take place on Wednesday, 14th. January, 2015, 8:00pm at the Gremlin Club Carmarthen. See you there.
This month there is no formal meeting, instead we are having a social evening. There is no door fee so you will save yourself £1 by coming. Instead of buying a raffle ticket if you bring a present for the “pot” then you will receive a drawer ticket. Please bring something for the communal food table and be prepared to join in with the beetle drive and quiz for which I believe there is an alcoholic prize (that is a bottle, not a person!)
Our social takes place on Wednesday, 10th December, 8:00pm, at the Gremlin club Carmarthen. See you there.
This Wednesday, 12th November, there will be a talk by the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service on the topic of fire safety. As many of us live in fairly remote locations some distance from the nearest fire station, it is a subject that has relevance to many members. So come along and learn what you can do to protect yourselves! Normal time, normal place, Gremlin Club Carmarthen @ 8:00PM. See you there.
October’s talk comes from Judy Lewis of the Dexter Cattle Society, (http://www.dextercattle.co.uk). According to their website, “The Dexter breed are the smallest native breed of cattle in the British Isles, they are hardy, dual-purpose cattle, producing excellent beef and milk, an ideal suckler cow for conservation grazing.” Sounds ideal for smallholders! To find out more, come along to our monthly meeting at the Gremlin Club Carmarthen, on the 8th of October, at 8 PM. See you there!