I finally shelled my dried beans. I've never grown beans specifically for drying before, and I don't know yet how they taste. Another experiment in the garden this year.
Aren't they pretty?
They are a heritage variety called Speckled Cranberry Beans. I saved enough for a few plants next year too, although I think you have to save a full year's growth in order to harvest enough in the second year to make a few meals.
I'll make one pot of chili and see if we even like them. But I do like how they look and beauty is one of the reasons I garden.