I give up. My days of trying to grow squash are officially over. I've been too busy to try to keep the population of squash bugs under control, and it seems like they have been, well... they've been "busy," too!
And the chickens, which were bought last year for the specific purpose of eating squash bugs, have decided that there are better things to eat than squash bugs. They've been warned that they'd better start laying some golden eggs instead, or there might just be a stew pot with their name on it!
In other news, my computer is on the verge of eating itself. Until I get it fixed, I'm limping along using my old computer, which was replaced a year ago because it was on the verge of eating itself... So if I disappear for a few days, you can assume that a) I've been carried away by squash bugs or b) my computer finally ate itself and I'm out shopping for a new one.