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#09 Lincoln Red

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Hidden : 05/14/2017
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

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.
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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

Cow Fact:

The Lincoln Red – a breed with ancient origins, whose ancestors were probably brought in by the Viking invaders of Britain

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The Lincoln Red is an old breed of beef cattle, originating from Lincolnshire in Eastern England. They were selectively bred from the indigenous draught cattle of the region by crossing with the Shorthorn to produce a dual purpose breed. They are now exclusively a beef breed.
Lincoln Red cattle are a dark red in colour that reduces the likelihood of sunburn and cancer. They may be polled or horned and are noted for their docility and an ability to thrive under all conditions.


Now for the puzzle:

Early one morning, Farmer Mark DeLogg went out to start the morning milking, but everything in the milking parlour was not right. Daisy and Poppy were not well and so, for richer - or poorer more like, Farmer Mark Delogg had to call out the vet.

The vet arrived quite quickly but confessed that although he cared for all creatures great and small, he was a bit out of practise on cows. Typical, thought Farmer Mark Delogg, knowing there was nothing like experience when dealing with frisky bovines. Nevertheless, the vet soon saw the source of the problem and administered some antibiotics to fix it.

Now Farmer Mark Delogg had plenty to grouse about as not only would he get a huge vet bill but he would also get £0 for his milk as he would have to throw away the milk that Daisy and Poppy produced. Never mind, faint hearts never won fair lady so they say, he would just have to work even harder.

Perhaps he needed to find himself one of those sleeping partners to take the strain a little and invest some cash into the farm, either that or he needed his bet on the horses to come good, but his horses always seemed to fall at the last furlong!

Oh well, no good ever came of feeling sorry for oneself so he would just have to get on with it.


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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