Maple Hill farm was established by Leonard Servinski and his wife, Janey, in the early 1980’s. For almost 30 years they raised Morgans and Hackney ponies. They retired from showing in 2010 and dispersed their herd.
Len had grown up on a dairy farm and always thought he would enjoy a few registered Hereford cows. The Rod and Trish Steele family of Midland assisted Len in finding some very fine cattle, who first produced beautiful calves for them in 2011. Holly, Len’s first cow, is shown below, left, as a young heifer.
Janey, having retired from teaching, enjoyed the 4-H sheep that the grandchildren had so much that she and her daughter Katie, shown at left, purchased some Icelandic sheep from the Lavender Fleece Farm nearby. Their first lambs came along in 2011. They have also purchased small flocks of Leicester Longwool sheep, Teeswater sheep (shown above) and a quartet of Suffolk ewes.
Len and son Charles own and operate Maple Hill Nursery and Equipment, a retail nursery/garden center in Midland, Michigan. The farm animals provide a lot of relaxation for Len in his off hours.
The Servinskis have four grandchildren whom they treasure. In the summers they can come each day to work with their animals or play in their fort, built on the top of their Uncle Andy’s hideaway. The grandchildren belong to the new 4-H Club, OUR LEGACY, and they are shown above with their members following the sheep judging at the 2012 Midland County Fair.