No, I can't have mules. I have too many small animals and kids running around the place. I can't afford to have a mule or a donkey that might decide to defend its pasture and kill a calf, a piglet or a dog or bite or kick a kid. I know lots of mules are nice but it only takes once to do have an accident that can't ever be taken back. We had donkeys and mules in the Marine Corps for packing supplies and heavy weapons in the mountains in places like Afghanistan etc. It isn't an animal I would choose to own until my youngest kids are a lot bigger and I don't have as many small animals around and I would have to have more pasture so I could make sure the mule was never in the same pasture with calves.
Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own. - Bruce Lee