I don't know about the rest of you melon growers out there, but this year was just awesome for watermelons. I probably had a little over a half acre and sold just around 3,000 lbs off it. I really resisted the urge to mow down and till under, and a whole new crop is ripening now. They are smaller but nicer--no cuke beetle bites or sunburn. It is very difficult, however, to determine ripeness as the tendrils near the stem are staying green.
The same has been true for the spag squash. I harvested a decent crop fairly early on, and now a nice second harvest has developed. Usually , the plants never last this long in the season. Other winter squashes and pumpkins were nearly a total failure. I try to raise 3-4 tons of butternut per year, and I'll be lucky even to get a ton this year. They somehow produced a crop but are pretty small and often misshapened.