I went out and snipped the rest of the buttercup squash off the vines today then ran the mower over the remaining vines and other stubble. I have carrots to pull next week and hot peppers to start drying and that'll be about it for this year.
I had one squash vine and it yielded 15 very nice squash, one of which is currently in the oven to go with the cheesy potatoes and venison ring bologna/sauerkraut. Eating healthy tonight.
While I hate to see the garden die off it has done us well this year. In addition to all the fresh cukes and tomatoes we enjoyed I got 10 quarts of spaghetti sauce canned and a dozen gallons of tomatoes froze. I have no idea how many bags of beans I froze this year. A lot of them. I bought my deer tags yesterday and that will start in less than a month. Lots to get done in the yard before then though so the garden coming to an end is an omen of sorts. This is my favorite time of year, hands down.