After a bumper bean crop I had many beans that didn't get eaten and went to seed.
The vegie group ladies picked and picked and picked all my beans that had developed seeds and brought them inside and started shelling them. After they left the kids found the remaining beans and started peeling - beans everywhere but lots of fun!
The semi green pods went by the fire to dry out properly , the empty pods went onto the vegie patch as mulch - along with any motley looking beans - will be interested to see if any sprout in spring.
The white beans are Blue Lake Climbing beans and the brown ones are Diggers Gourmet Climbing beans - these reached enormous heights
Sorting into different colours. Felix and Abi enjoyed feeling the smoothness of the beans against their lips and face
Diving your hand into a jar of beans is a sensory delight, we all kept doing this as the beans dried out properly by the fire