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
Cows can’t vomit and don’t sweat.
About Normande Cattle:
Normande cattle are a breed from the Normandy region in North West France. They are claimed to be descended from cattle imported by Viking settlers
The breed is dual purpose for milk and beef, with the accent on milk production. The milk is particularly suitable for cheese production. The animals are chestnut-brown pied or black pied. The head is white and the eyes are darkly "spectacled".
Now for the puzzle:
Farmer Mark DeLogg can trace his Dutch ancestors back to the 17th century when one of Mark's Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfathers came over to England with Sir Cornelius Vermuyden, a Dutchman commissioned to drain the fens. The Fens were very much like the countryside in Holland, low lying and wet.
The family settled in South Holland till Marks father bought a farm in Walcott Fen, where he started dairy farming. He bought his first cow in 1953 and the Milking herd was established.
Like his family tree, Mark can trace all the pedigree cows he has now back to those first cows his father bought.
The Herd prefix, the name of the herd, is Zeeland in recognition of where the family originated in Holland. Cows are usually named with first the prefix and then the name of the sire and dam. So one of Mark's favourite cows Zeeland Cox Daisy 13th, was from a sire called Cox and a mother called Daisy. She regularly gave 50 litres of milk.
Another good cow was Zeeland Sykes Bessy 10th who was the proud mother to 9 other cows. Mark used to have a Bull called Zeeland Dimaggio Bud, but it died after a Barnyard calamity.
Cox DOB DDMMYYYY + Sykes DOB DDMMYYYY + Dimaggio DOB DDMMYYYY = ABCDEFGH
NORTH E (A+C). (B-H) F. (F-D) (E-C) C
WEST 000. C (G-A). (A+B) (D-F) G
Check your Solution:
Logging Etiquette: Geocache hiders sometimes go through a great deal of planning to place their caches. As a result, they'd like to hear your feedback on whether you liked or disliked any aspect of the hide, the journey or location, or if you feel that some cache maintenance is required. Single word, acronym, or "copy and paste" logs may be easier when you have a lot of caches to log, but it doesn't tell the hider or other finders anything about your adventure (or lack thereof) in finding the cache. Please keep this in mind when entering your log.
Travelbug Etiquette: Cachers pay good money for TravelBugs and Geocoins. Please if you take a TB or GC from a cache will you ensure it is correctly logged in and out, also If you take one that still shows somewhere else please be patient before “grabbing” the item, it does not get its mileage by being grabbed and the last person to place may not have had time to log a previous find or the one you took it from. This is particularly important on busy and new caches. If you have an issue with a bug please e-mail the owner through their profile and advise them of the issue. They will be pleased to hear from you.