The story of The Hare
Meet the Farmer
Olivia and her husband left the city in 2020 and moved to Lakeville seeking simplicity and a reconnection to nature. Fueled by dreams of a sustainable, honest, and humble life they broke ground on their new 2 acre plot of land. Using recycled materials, old world farm innovation and hard work, they laid the foundation for Hare's Paw Farm.
The Hare Symbolizes new beginnings, abundance, and strength, which is a perfect metaphor for the farms mission.
Olivia Thomes has over 10 years of animal welfare experience in addition to leading teams and teaching in fields ranging from academia, entrepreneurship, system administration, general healthcare, and outdoor, farm, and digital learning.
At a young age Olivia discovered passions for the world of food, natural healing and wellness, and animal care. She learned how to cook and bake by assisting her family in the kitchen and learned the meaning of hard work by positioning herself on farms. It was because of these core passions that Olivia always knew she wanted a farm of her own offering sanctuary to animals in need and learning how to grow her own food.
In 2015 & 2016 Olivia volunteered with the St. Bernard Project in NOLA rebuilding homes affected by Hurricane Katrina. While there she found the importance in serving community. What better way to serve her own community than to offer a taste of the farm life!
Olivia is also a published poet and writing instructor with degrees in Literature & Creative Writing. She has founded her own literary journal where she publishes creative writing and music: