January 9, 2008

My Mule

I've shown you photos of my miniature donkeys; now here's a picture of one of my two Mules—a Kawasaki Mule, that is. By definition, a mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse and typically used as a beast of burden. And it's also a very fitting name for these rugged little vehicles. I use them to drive all around my 153 acres. I can get into narrow places that a car could never go. They have both two-wheel and four-wheel drive. We use them to haul all sorts of cargo around the property, and because they're so open, the Mules are easy to wash out. They're also a lot of fun, and Paw Paw, Francesca, and Sharkey never hesitate to jump in for a ride. My nephew, Charlie, has been visiting the farm frequently; I gave him permission to practice his driving skills until he's old enough to receive his license. Here he is with his friend Lisette:p>