Hermity Christine has been in the hospital the past few days, feeling quite ill and having a fair bit of pain from an infected gallbladder. The good news is, our local surgeon, the great and wonderful Dr. Shafaieh removed the offending organ and now Hermity Christine is on the mend. She should be able to come home from the hospital tomorrow. It will be a while, though, before she is slinging hay to the goats or digging in the dirt. Hermity Katherine is going to feel very sad about that.