This is a re-post of my November 6, 2010 post "Farmer Bills Threshing and Winnowing" I am once again blessed with a large amount of beans drying in the pods.
Last week I harvested the driest of both my "Rattlesnake" and "Kentucky Wonder" pole beans. Some remain on both trellises of beans to dry further before harvest.
I placed the harvested beans on the burlap sheet I have and formed the sheet into a sort of bag, just as in the threshing process described below. Then I placed the bag inside of an old nylon mesh bag I have from my days as a youth soccer coach to carry the balls and cones etc. to practices. I then used the drawstring of the outer bag to hang the beans in the garage for further drying.
The threshing is for later when the rest of the beans dry and have been harvested.