I went to Birdwood Downs expecting some good manual labour, perhaps some weeding.. which I was happy about and I was looking forward to this prospect. However, when I arrived, it quickly became clear that this was no ordinary cattle station. Birdwood Downs is so much more. During my 6 week stay I learnt so much, like how to ride a horse, how to fix irrigation systems, how to use a chainsaw. Hans, Greg and Menuka are extraordinary people who you really want to work hard for. My time there culminated in an art auction/event dinner/performance evening in which I got to play some music, my first gig in fact, which was so much fun! I had no idea that this place would be able to provide so many opportunities to be creative, on top of everything else I was able to learn there. There is no where else like it.