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 have almost total 360-degree panoramic vision, which is why they can spot geocachers from miles away.
About Sussex Cattle:
Sussex cattle are a red breed of beef cattle from the Weald of Sussex, Surrey and Kent in south eastern England. Descended from the draught oxen long used on the Weald they were selectively bred from the late 18th century to form a modern beef breed which is now used in many countries around the world. They have a thin summer coat and many sweat glands, but grow a thick coat in winter, so they are suited to both hot summers and cold winters. They have a placid temperament but can be very stubborn. The Sussex has a rich red-brown coat, with a creamy white switch to the tail. It is a medium-sized, long-bodied animal, and traditionally it has white horns, although naturally polled strains have also been developed.
Now for the puzzle:
Farmer Mark DeLogg loved to read the farming press magazines whilst eating his cornflakes over breakfast, much to the consternation of his wife Penelope, (Pen for short. Pen DeLogg.)
“We never get a chance to talk, you have always got your head into some glossy magazine. When you took me on holiday we even had to look around other people’s farms and cows!” exclaimed Pen.
“If you are referring to our trip to Japan to meet Sakabe in '03 then that was a fact finding tour that was sponsored by the NFU, I have to keep up with modern techniques and methods and was a font of knowlege." replied Mark.
“But Sakabe’s idea of feeding his cows with vegetable waste and pasta mulched up looked like some kind of alphabet soup, it's not right! Cows eat grass and hay!” shouted Pen.
The kitchen fell silent …………………………………….. Until;
from under the magazine Mark whispered “Pass the sugar please.”
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