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
The UK produced 14.6 billion litres of milk in 2014, the highest annual figure since 1990.
About Ankole Watusi:
The Ankole Watusi also known as Ankole Longhorn is a landrace breed of cattle originally native to Africa. Its large distinctive horns that can reach up to 8 ft (2.4 m) from tip to tip are used for defense and cooling by honeycombs of blood vessels. Ankole-Watusis weigh from 900 to 1,600 pounds (410 to 730 kg).
Living in the savannas and open grasslands, their diet consists of grass and leaves.
Ankoles are able to use poor-quality forage and limited quantities of feed and water. These survival abilities have allowed them as a breed to not only survive the centuries in Africa.
During the day, the calves sleep together, with an "auntie" cow nearby for protection. At night, the herd members sleep together, with the calves in the centre of the group for protection. The horns of the adults serve as formidable weapons against any intruders.
Traditionally, Ankole-Watusi were considered sacred. They supplied milk to the owners, but were only rarely used for meat production, since an owner's wealth was counted in live animals.
Milk production is not high, with a typical cow producing only 2 pints of milk daily for
humans, although an exceptional one can manage up to 8 pints.
Now for the puzzle:
After inspecting the morning's mail Mark DeLogg received a very strange letter. It was weird. Almost like a haiku or something. Mark showed it to Pen and she didn’t understand it either. It wasn’t signed, dated, and no return address.
Mark shoved it in the drawer and forgot about it. It was two weeks later when he received another letter
Can you help Mark to figure out what these letters are all about?
Here is the first letter.
Never overestimate useless gentlemen having tea. Ever indulgent girls have tension. Five officers underestimate robbers. Only no evidence. Simon investigates Xmas.
Here is the second letter.
Foreign insects yell. Assist nine oxen. Offend Tina’s evening mealtimes. He will again challenge it. Atom swings round.
Check your Solution:
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