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#21 Simmental

A cache by Cactus Clan Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/14/2017
Difficulty:
4.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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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.
  • 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

Cow Fact:

The total milk produced in the UK for 2014/15 was 14,639,000 litres.

SimmentalAbout Simmental Cattle:
Simmental cattle are a versatile breed of cattle originating in the valley of the Simme River, in the Bernese Oberland of western Switzerland. The Simmental has historically been used for dairy and beef, and as draught animals. They are particularly renowned for the rapid growth of their young, if given sufficient feed. Simmentals provide more combined weaning gain (growth) and milk yield than any other breed. The traditional colouration of the Simmental has been described variously as "red and white spotted" or "gold and white", although there is no specific standard colouration, and the dominant shade varies from a pale yellow-gold all the way to very dark. The face is normally white, and this characteristic is usually passed to crossbred calves. The white face is genetically distinct from the white head of the Hereford

 

Now for the puzzle:

Farmer Mark Delogg was late finishing milking one night, half an hour in fact, and it had to be on the night he was to give a talk about dairy farming to the local WI.

On top of that his daughter, Heidi had to go to her bell practice in fifteen minutes and she needed a lift, but the drive was a good twenty-five minutes even if the traffic was quiet.

“I told you should never have given Nora the day off” his wife screamed at him. “If Heidi is late she may never get into the team!”

“I’m sorry, but cows aren’t always responsive,” replied Mark. “They seem to know when you don’t want to be late and they slow themselves down.”

Mark gobbled his tea down and then had a quick shower. He rushed down stairs and grabbed all the notes that he needed for his talk off the kitchen worktop.

Mark eventually arrived at the local village hall 45 minutes late and to find all the WI ladies sat down waiting for him. He reached into his pocket to find his notes but with astonishment he pulled out Heidi’s crib sheet for her bells.

They must have got mixed up on the worktop back home.

This was going to be some talk....

Puzzle

 

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

3' qbja

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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