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We began making maple syrup about 9 years ago.  As kids, both of us had made maple syrup with our families over an open fire in our backyards.  We thought that this would be something that we could share with our son, Cody.  That first year we started with about 100 buckets on own property.  We had built a small sap house, and purchased a 20” x 60” evaporator.  The next year we increased the buckets to about 250.  As Rusty would say, weekends were great, because all the kids would come to collect, but during the week, he’d be the only one out there with a headlamp on collecting.  From that point on, we changed to the sap lines and each year we have increased the amount of taps we have out.  We have also upgraded the evaporator two times since that first year, and have built a new, much larger sap house.  We now have over 3000 taps out on neighboring properties, some that we collect from and some that are pumped directly into the sap house. 

Along the way, we decided that selling eggs might also be a fun project for Cody, so we purchased 100 baby chicks, built a chicken coop and started collecting eggs, which we are still doing today. 

A few years after that we built a barn and purchased four cows.  The four cows have since multiplied as well as purchasing a few others.  Shortly after that we took over a friend’s pig business.  About this time, we changed the name from Cody’s Sugar Shack to Cody’s Sugar Shack and Farming. 

We now, not only offer maple syrup and maple syrup products, but we have eggs and USDA certified beef and pork offered directly out of our sap house. 

We also do hay in the summer and have Wreath Making parties in the Winter. 

All of this has kept us very busy, however, we wouldn’t change it for anything as we love what we are doing  and have accomplished so far and look forward to what the future holds for our family and our little farming operation.  All of which, could not have ever been accomplished without the tremendous help from our close friends and family. 

We hope that you enjoy our products as much as we do!!!

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