My raised bed squash bed is doing well this summer since I have kept all of the deer chased out of the yard. (ask me no questions) Yellow squash and Zuchinni that have gotten too big I feed to the feathered clan that are clucking about here. Some of the Zuchinni can grow to look like base ball bats. I just crush it up in a bucket with a 2 x 4 - like a mortar and pestle, and they eat all but the toughest parts. I'm certain i've saved some on feed. Next year maybe I can grow more vegetable supplements for them since the price of all commercial feed is going up along with the oil.