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You Think You're Artisanal?

By • April 1, 2013 • 67 Comments

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We see the writing on the wall -- you want your pickled eggs, your heritage millet, your rusty chicken coops, maybe a prairie linen or two. You like artisanal? We'll show you artisanal. How many of you can say you milk your own cows to butter your morning toast? A&M show you how, 19th-century-farmstead style.

A big thanks to our Videosmith Kyle Orosz, and the lovely people of Bobolink Dairy -- and Liberty the cow -- for enabling our milking. 

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Tags: april fools, video, april first, cow milking, A&M, we're over pickling, Brooklyn loving,

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Comments (67)


about 2 years ago creamtea

Two thumbs up, way up!


about 2 years ago micook

Very clever!


about 2 years ago boardandspoon

Really funny, and loved that you shot at Bobolink Dairy, my favorite dairy farm!!


about 2 years ago janscott

So fun! Super impressive....


about 2 years ago mcs3000

Best. April. Fools. Ever.


about 2 years ago Bee @ deuxdilettantes

Wow, this is really impressive! You definitely get the Palme d'Or for the best April's fool joke!


about 2 years ago walkie74

*crying laughing, especially at Merrill and the cell phone*

This was awesome! thanks ladies! Keep up the good work!


about 2 years ago calendargirl

Hilarious! Thank you for the best April Fool's treat ever.


about 2 years ago Passion

You got me. I was very disappointed. That even looked like a bull not a cow...


about 2 years ago Michele McDonough

Oh wow, you guys are the best! Still smiling.


about 2 years ago jbrother

Great job, although it would have probably been easier to milk a milk cow rather than a beef cow! :-{} Funny!


about 2 years ago BetsyLynnS

You "got me"!! Nice April fool's!


about 2 years ago Nomnomnom

Great job! This really made me laugh!


about 2 years ago Meighm01

I love this! Well done!


about 2 years ago pattycakes

Funny video, ladies. Reminded me of milking with my grandfather, who fed the cows, then hobbled their back legs while he milked both to prevent getting himself kicked and preventing the cow from kicking over the milk bucket. That cow had a prodigious pair of horns, and I'm glad she didn't hook you, City Girl!


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about 2 years ago Droplet

Clara's photo reminded me of the Little Rascals...


about 2 years ago Droplet

LOL...Thank you for the laugh. The best :)


about 2 years ago deana@lostpastremembered

Since I write about food and history... I found your April 1 look a perfect fit! Very well done and a hoot to watch.


about 2 years ago bugbitten

Great gag! Nice work by everyone in the film, especially the stunt doubles!