Day in the Life

Trish Esson has a very busy life as a farmer breeding Dorper sheep and Cashmere goats from her farm at Corindhap, south west of Ballarat, whilst also being a hands on Director of a natural fibre processing company, situated at Bacchus Marsh.

At present Trish and her husband Charles have been heavily involved in setting up machinery at this fibre processing company and establishing the business. Trish's time at the farm has been cut back dramatically. Her breeding of Cashmere goats and Dorper sheep has had to take second place.

Trish has a real love of rural open spaces. Her childhood was filled with experiences of helping her father on various properties, mustering cattle, herding sheep and milking cows. It is no wonder Trish moved away from primary teaching in suburbia with her 2 children to return to country farming, while her husband moved around doing engineering work interstate and overseas.

Trish loves living at Corindhap, high on the Western Plains, where views of Mt. Elephant, the Otways on a clear day and even the glowing lights of Geelong can be seen. Trish loves the wide open spaces, where she cherishes the freedom of walking the paddocks at night alone with the magical stars shining from above.

Trish's day is certainly a long one, especially whilst managing 2 jobs. Her love, passion and strength of what she is striving for shows through in what she is achieving both with her Dorpers and Cashmere goats and the growing success of her specialised alpaca, cashmere, cashgora, mohair and sheep wool processing company.

Thank you to Marc Eiden for assisting with audio recording at Corindhap.


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