This winter I am spending many an evening shelling dry beans. Most years it is dry in fall and I set up a mud box and fan in the yard, walk on the pods and winnow the beans.
But it was damp this fall so I brought in the pods, set them on racks by the cook stove and once they were dry I began shelling
I sit and listen to music or this week I am watching the Olympics. These are available for sale and I eat them. I have found that “fresh” dry beans cook up nicely. The beans in a store have no date, and can be old; they never seem to cook up the same.