The Sitting Duck Marrow!
Of all things weird and wonderful, this has gotta be my favorite ever! A marrow that mother nature crafted like a lovely little duck. If only it had three small marrows behind it that looked like ducklings but I guess that would be asking a bit too much!
And Marilyn and Lionel Partridge would agree, with Ms. Partridge saying âIt would be great to grow another odd-shaped plant but seeing it took us 40 plus years to find this one, we won't hold our breathâ.
Yes, this cousin of Daffyâs was grown by the Partridges in their garden patch. The âsitting duck marrowâ, as I would like to call it looks like a perfect little sculpture of a duck done in marrow in motherâs nature art and craft class! The perfect body shape, the head and the stem that looks just like a beak; most of us would have trouble believing that this wasnât photoshop-ed!
âI have never in my 40 years of gardening and growing my own vegetables come across anything that looks like an animal beforeâ, says Ms. Partridge who is obviously delighted with this find. The âsitting duck marrowâ also sports an âeyeâ which it got after getting scratched by a twig.
The partridgeâs marrow is now part of a display in honor of Wild Bird Care Week at the garden centre where the original plant was bought. Talk about sunny days getting even sunnierâ¦ a cheerful little marrow that made life better for everybody including the birds!!