It’s just fun, growing this squash. There are 9 big ones forming as they should. There are some other little buds which probably won’t have time to develop into mature squash before the first frost, but I’ll be happy with just these, considering I had no idea what to expect with this needing a long growing season.
Here’s a previous post about the squash and the idea that she has a name. https://sarasinart.net/2018/08/03/more-about-audrey/
The first one that came on is starting to turn color. They will get to be a dark gold-ish color. Winter squash communicate with us and tell us when to pick them: the stem holding the squash will wither and turn brown and gnarly when the squash is ready to be picked.