The look that says, "Uh, wha––?"
As I'm often in full flood talking about the Would-Be Farm, it takes a moment to piece it together for my audience.
Their expressions might as well have subtitles: "A mule? Seriously. Well, it IS a farm. Wait. But a mule?"
Then I remember to whoa, back up, and rephrase. Oh –– yeah, it's a Kawasaki 4-wheel-drive mule. Like a little truck. An ATV. You know. Not an actual mule.
The mule hauls buckets of water from the pond, transports loads of junky hay to the compost heap, and conveys small boulders from their frost heave landing spots to the new rock projects. And at a pretty good clip, too!