About this series:
This series of caches is based upon the life and work of dairy farmers Mark & Pen DeLogg on the Lincolnshire Fens. As well clues to solving the puzzle on each cache page will be a fact about cows and their behaviour, as well as information about particular breeds of cattle around the British Isles and the world.
- The cache is not hidden at the published coordinates.
- Steep drops and water may be encounted at some GZs, keep the little ones safe.
- No animals were encountered when the caches were placed.
- The cache size was made as large as possible according to the hiding place, varying from magnetic nanos to regular size boxes
- You may need to provide your own TOTT i.e tweezers
- Please park sensibly, safely, and considerably.
- The D/T ratings concern the difficulty to both the puzzle and hides.
Other caches in this series:
#1 Holstein | #2 Limousin | #3 Guernsey | #4 Charolais | #5 Highland | #6 Galloway | #7 Dexter
#8 Belted Galloway | #9 Lincoln Red | #10 Jersey | #11 Shorthorn | #12 Hereford | #13 Gloucester
#14 Aberdeen Angus | #15 Belgian Blue | #16 White Park | #17 Blonde d'Aquitane | #18 South Devon
#19 Aryshire | #20 Brown Swiss | #21 Simmental | #22 Gelbvieh | #23 Fleckvieh | #24 Piedmontese
#25 Normande | #26 North Devon | #27 Sussex | #28 Welsh Black | #29 Luing | #30 Chillingham
#31 Irish Moiled | #32 English Longhorn | #33 Deoni | #34 Ankole Watusi | #35 Murray Grey
#36 Brahman | #37 Icelandic
Cattle are known for regurgitating and re-chewing their food, known as "chewing the cud”. The average cow chews at least 50 times per minute. An average cow has more than 40,000 jaw movements in a day.
About South Devon Cattle:
South Devon cattle, also known as Orange Elephants, are the largest of the British Native breeds. They are believed to have descended from the large red cattle of Normandy which were imported during the Norman invasion of England. The breed is a rich, medium red with copper tints, though it varies in shade and can even appear slightly mottled. The breed today is predominantly used for beef production although it has been milked in the past.
Now for the puzzle:
Farmer Mark DeLogg loved going to the local pub, the Royal Oak, to have a drink and a chat with his friends from the farming community. Talk was usually farming related and always ended with them all feeling sorry for themselves and how poor they all were.
On returning home Pen, his wife was always waiting for him with a torch. The torch was so he could have a final look round his cows to check they were all ok.
“You’re late, I don’t know what you find to talk about all night, talk, talk, talk. You’re just like the cows." "Here go and look around your other females and I’ll put the hot chocolate on” said Pen.
In the barn all the cows were laid down ‘chewing their cud’. He soon realised how much like his cows he was. Not half an hour earlier he was down at the pub ‘chewing the cud’ with his friends. Maybe Pen was right after all.
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