A woman has miraculously found her white gold wedding ring on a carrot in her garden – 16 years after it disappeared.
Lena Paahlsson of Sweden took the white gold ring off while baking with her daughters during Christmas 1995, but it vanished from the kitchen counter where she had put it.
The family searched everywhere for the missing ring, even pulling up floorboards at their farm in northern Sweden to try and find it.
Paahlsson had given up hope of finding it until October this year, when she was picking carrots in her garden and suddenly found the ring around one of the vegetables.
The family said the only explanation is that the ring must have fallen into the sink in 1995 and been mixed with potato peels that were later composted or fed to the sheep, because the soil in the garden is made from composted vegetables and sheep dung.
“I had given up hope. Now that I have found the ring again I want to be able to use it,” she told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.