Long-lost gold ring incredibly discovered on a carrot dug up for dinner

Now, I know what you're probably thinking here: "Hmmm, VT, I think we've seen this one before," but you haven't. You see, we don't repeat our articles over here. But, what you have seen, my friend, is a story that was very similar. And that, in itself, is what makes this story even more remarkable.

You may remember that a short while ago, a lost engagement ring was found on a carrot 13 years after it had disappeared. It seemed like a freak accident at the time, something that would only happen once in a lifetime... except, it's happened twice in the past year.

Bunch of carrots Credit: Getty

A gold ring that was lost in a vegetable garden some 12 years ago, has now been found on a carrot that had been dug up for dinner.

Lin Keitch, 69, from Monkton Heathfield near Taunton, Somerset, UK, was washing her home-grown vegetables when she realised that there was something attached to one of the carrots.

The ring had been a 40th birthday present from her husband Dave and it was lost by her daughter.

Lin's ring on a carrot Credit: Lin Keitch

Now, however, the ring has been reunited with its rightful owner. Ms Keitch said it was a "chance in a million discovery" and that the carrot must've grown through the ring.

"Dave dug up the carrots and left them outside the back door," she said. "I cut the greens off and scrubbed them, and I thought, 'What's that? Goodness, it's my ring'."

Despite the fact that the ring was covered in dirt, Keitch says that she instantly recognised the ring due to the amethyst stone in the centre.

Lin and Dave Keitch Credit: Lin Keitch

"Dave had bought it for me for my 40th birthday, but when it got too small for me I gave it to our daughter.

"She lost it up the garden - it must be at least 12 years ago. I thought I'd never see it again.

"I'm amazed the carrot grew through it."

Dave Keitch, 69, said that he had looked for the ring regularly over the years "every time I do the garden over".

Despite the fact that it was Dave who dug up the vegetables in question, he hadn't checked them and didn't realise that the ring was attached to one of them. "When Lin put it in the bowl to prepare them for dinner she noticed it on the end of the carrot. She was over the moon."

Man holding some carrots Credit: Getty

Understandably, given that it was her daughter who lost the ring, Lin isn't too sure what she should do with the ring now that it is back in her position.

"She doesn't know whether to give it back to the daughter in case she loses it again, or keep it herself," said Dave.

If there's one lesson to take from this, it's that carrots are a bunch of criminals. If you're asking me, it's time to give up the vegetables - they will only end up stealing your property from you.