April 2016 Meeting & Events

Sunday 10th April 10:30am. An introduction to working horses near Haverfordwest.
An opportunity to get hands on with horses pulling things around the holding. This is a basic introduction to harness horses so don’t expect a masterclass. For more information contact Peat using this link and make your message for the attention of Newsletter Editor.

Wednesday 13th April 8:00pm. Monthly meeting at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre.
An evening of information and advice on the conservation and management of woodland with Alan Pritchard. Come along and benefit from Alan’s many years of professional expertise in the field. The information will also be applicable to your hedgerows.
Meeting Notes
Spending the evening of your birthday talking to the DSA may not be every-ones’ first choice but Alan did just that to explain woodland conservation to us, and yes he did get a birthday cake for his efforts. It is important to decide what you want from your firewood is one of those things but many years ago timber for building ships was important so some trees were left to grow large. A hurdle maker would want lots of coppiced Hazel. A proper wood consists of a canopy of large trees, an understory of shrubby trees and a ground layer of plants such as brambles and dead vegetation. This under is an important habitat for fungi, invertebrates and small mammals. For more details see your Newsletter.

March 2016 Meeting – New Venue

Wednesday 9th March 8pm. Monthly Meeting at our NEW VENUE:

Carmarthen Veterinary Centre
Llysonnen Rd
Llanlwch
Carmarthen
SA31 3SA

This month’s talk comes from Alun Davies, and is about Alpacas. Alun also keeps call ducks and will also talk about these if time allows.

Technical problems!

You may have noticed that there haven’t been any updates to this website recently… Thanks to an automated software update that didn’t complete, (and a corrupt database backup), it’s been impossible to access the admin area of the site to add new content. However, normal service has now been restored; apologies for not providing your fix of DSA news!

IMPORTANT, MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE MOVING!!!

The Gremlin Club is no longer available so from the Wednesday 9th March 2016 DSA monthly meetings will start at 8pm at the following venue:

Carmarthen Veterinary Centre
Llysonnen Rd
Llanlwch
Carmarthen
SA31 3SA

You can see a map here

Next to new cheese processing plant on the road to the Market and Showground off the A40
Parking on site.  Toilets on ground and first floor.  Lift available.

Meeting room on first floor will be signed.

Complimentary tea and coffee available.  But no bar.

Capacity 50 and you will no longer have to sit sideways to face forward and leave the meeting with a cricked neck

February 2016 Meeting

Wednesday 10th February 8pm. Monthly Meeting at Gremlin Club, Carmarthen

This will be 2016 DSA AGM

January 2016 Events

24th January 2016 1pm. Annual New Year Lunch at the Smith’s Arms in Llangyndeyrn.

We need to let the pub know final numbers and menu choices by the 21st of January, along with a £5 deposit per person. Come to the January meeting, sign up and pay up or visit/contact your nearest committee member, contact details always in the yellow information panel of the newsletter. Alternatively you can use the Contact page on this site. Menu choices are below.

SMITHS ARMS MENU

New Years lunch Sunday 24th January 1:00pm

three courses @ £11.95
two courses @ £9.95

to start:

Chef”s leek and potato soup with rustic bread
Garlic mushrooms on toasted ciabatta
Pan fried patties of chicken and pork with Indian spices and sweet chilli sauce
Salmon and cod fishcakes with tartare sauce

main course:

Grilled fillet of hake with roasted peppers and pesto
Roasted turkey breast with all the trimmings
Pan fried breast of chicken with a bacon, red wine and thyme sauce
Vegetable wellington with béarnaise sauce

All served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes

To finish:

Selection of homemade desserts

October Meeting, Wed 14th, 8:00PM, Gremlin Club, Carmarthen

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.

Upcoming farm walk 19/07/15 11:00 am start

Sunday 19th July Farm Walk with Tracy and Allen Goldsmith starting at 11.00am. meet the  Shetland cattle, the very rare short legged llamas (southdown sheep), goats, pigs, shire horse and poultry, the walk will take in 27 acres, a badgers’ set, woods and rare wild flowers. The holding has not been farmed for forty years so plenty of examples of bad fencing from others and the importance of ditches. Boots and stick are recommended, if walking a dog please keep on lead. What more could you want?

Directions & Address available in Newsletter