Ethel?s new arrival a surprise for all
By KAT MULLARD
WE'VE all been told the myth of finding babies under the cabbage patch, but local Boambee resident, Ethel, was certainly not expecting to prove the story true.
"I've been gardening all my life, and I've seen a few funny potatoes, but nothing as real looking as this," she said.
Last Thursday she unearthed a rather oddly shaped potato somewhat resembling a chubby baby.
"I was so amazed when I dug it up. I wasn't expecting to get anything much. To me, it looks like a baby, my daughter on the other hand thinks it looks like a woman," she said.
So what kind of gardening expertise does it take to grow such an adorable anomaly?
According to Ethal, it was nothing special.
"I didn't use any special fertilisers, and I don't have any tips for people wishing to grow these. I simply cut up two potatoes into four pieces and put them in the ground, then they grew together. I think it was because of the hard ground and the lack of rain."
The potato baby didn't hold any particular meaning for Ethal, who denied being superstitious, but she hasn't as yet found the heart to eat it.
"I'm not cooking it, I'm keeping it in the bottom of my fridge," she said.