When John and I arrived in Esperance we'd been married for three weeks. John came from a dairy farm at Swan Reach in Victoria and I'd trained as a Home Economics teacher. Location 1504 Esperance had been allocated to John's father in 1959. The first 300 acres of land had been developed by contract, which John had financed from the proceeds of pigs.
With the hard border set to come down on 3 March, many business owners are experiencing mixed feelings. Considering we've been relatively sheltered from the lockdowns and mandates, and the virus itself for the past couple of years, it's normal to feel uncertain. While we know what reasonable steps we can take to protect ourselves and families from becoming unwell, it can be difficult to know what steps to take to protect your business.