A goat has been crafted from a potato as part of a festival at a farm.

The spud was turned into an impressive animal at Willows Activity Farm in St Albans, as part of the annual potato shindig.

It was sculpted from a Picasso potato, which can be found and picked throughout the event at the farm.

The miniature version of Picasso’s sculpture was created by food carver, Nasima Khatun who used 8 Picasso potatoes, picked from Willow’s Potato Patch.

The sculpture itself took six hours of meticulously carving and crafting, with the head alone taking an entire hour to mould.

Budding artists can turn their own hand to see what spud sculptures they can create and take part in the arts and crafts activities on offer during Potato Shindig, including potato printing, as well as picking and digging their own to take home any time during the event.

The event is on from now until September 30.

There are more than 20 tonnes of potatoes waiting to be harvested - five-and-a-half times as heavy as a hippopotamus.

Nicola Ratcliffe, the chief executive at the farm, said: “Potato Shindig is one of our most popular events of the year, and there’s no better way to celebrate its arrival in 2018 than with our very own Picasso potato sculpture. Those looking for their very own Picasso can also take their pick from our crop, and create their own art, or simply serve them up for dinner."

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