We recently adopted at pit bull called Pablo. As we are still in the process of socialising him he is being kept in a separate section of the garden . Guess he gets a bit bored when we’re at work ….
This was our first weekend of the course offered by Bushveld Mosaic and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience , that also led to us learning something 🙂
The weekend was hosted at Kgaswane Mountain Reserve , and this was also an amazing discovery , so close to Rustenberg and yet so in the bsh
We arrived laste Friday afternoon and shortly after setting up camp , we attended our first session , which was largely a course outline preparing us for the year ahead
Afterwards we were treated to a suprise platter supper , which was great , as it had been raining most of the evening and I really didn’t feel like still having to prepare supper or braai .
Saturday morning lectures sarted bright and early at 7 AM
But I was lucky enough to see this at an ajoining campsite just before we started the day
The first lecture was soon interrupted by rain , so we moved back under cover and were given a team task that involved building a tower out of uncooked spaghetti and super glue.
The end result was never judged , but I’m sure we would have won 🙂
Ulrich Oberprieler of Ulrich Ecoventures then spent the rest of the day covering an Introductory Course In Ecology .
Deep in discussion on a presentaion point
We ended the day at about 5.30 PM with an awesome game drive. Did I mention that we were just outside of Rustenberg 🙂
Saturday evening was spent over a communual braai , and I must admit I was asleep by 9.30 P.M.
Sunday started again at 7 AM , with the topics being Principles of Taxonomy and the conclusion of the Ecology module.
I would like to thank Ulrich and the Bush Mosaic guys for a really interesting and entertaining 2 days . So much better than self study , and I look forward to our next session in February which is to be held at Botsalano Game Reserve
In closing , some random shots of the campsite and the park .
I had a Tyre Dog TPMS on Bo , but don’t like the valve cap sensors. So I bought the an Aleen 509 solar unit to test on the Colt first.
Click on any pic for a larger view
I ordered it with 5 internal sensors
Sure you need to have them fitted by a tyre fitment place , but once that is done , they are totally unobtrusive and it is very easy to reprogram the receiver whenever you rotate wheels
The receiver comes with a 12v cable , but I have found that the smallest amount of exposure to sunlight will give the unit enough charge to operate without ever needing the 12 v supply
The display rotates between the 4 main tyres and the spare , and you can also display the temperature .
There are user selectable settings for Bar/PSI , C/F and you can set maximum / minimum pressure warnings per axle , as well as maximum temperature
I ordered my unit online from Dawood at Tyrealert and it was delivered within 2 days.
He also has a range of other options available.