With all of the running around we've been doing lately (lately!? Who am I kidding?), my gardens have been sorely neglected. I was a little afraid of what I might find when I went out there this morning for the first time in days. The squash bugs have been really bad this year and about half of my zucchini plants are nearly dead, my pepper plants were a bit wilted, and a few banana peppers were sun scorched. I also had a few of tomatoes that should've been picked days ago that were basically mush. Despite the lack of rain, sweltering heat, swarms of squash bugs, and pure neglect, I managed to harvest one yellow squash, an okra, six nice sized bell peppers, several banana peppers, and twenty-seven tomatoes. Not bad, considering. I'm really happy with my bell peppers; last year I made a lot of them, but they were all tiny. I may have to call an audible on the menu plan and serve stuffed bell peppers tomorrow night! What I'm going to do with that one lonely okra, I don't know.