I am off on a little Independence Day vacation back in New England, but before I left the great Kansas prairie, I snapped this shot of my ever-expanding garden.

The tomatoes have really sprouted up and the crooked-necked squash are taking over as much space as the can.

While I am away it is expected to be sunny and hot every day with little or no rain – so I am hoping the soaking I gave the raised bed will help these plants survive in my absence.

Meanwhile, I can’t wait to harvest some nice ripe tomatoes and basil to make on of my famous summer pizzas.