I have really had a disappointing year with respect to squash. We have had an OK harvest, but it seems every plant this year (with the exception of two) has had a squash vine borer. This stinks because as I'm dreaming of some great squash casseroles, grilled Cajun squash or roasted candy confection winter squash, the vines start to wilt.
I have a crop of butternut squash that I started about a month ago. This replaced my squirrel infested corn (that's a whole 'nother blog) which I eventually pulled out late May/early June. Well nothing has happened to the butternuts yet, so I doused the vine and stem in neem oil and will continue everyday to prevent any damage. I just pray that they withstand the dreaded vine bore.
A farmer is always going to be rich next year.