Back when I was in high school I babysat the Vanzant kids. Linda would pick a bushel of beans in the evening and the next day me and the kids would have them shelled and ready for her to can when she came home. It was a good experience.
*Disclaimer: This style of freezing was recommended to us by a friend who has a degree in agriculture. This is the first time we have tried to store beans this way. If you are hesitant about this at all, do not do it, We are experimenting with this as an alternative way to store and use only what we need as needed.
The hulls were loaded with peas! We didn't weigh them, but this will last us for quite some time.
Pour the fresh peas into a clean pillow case.
Well, let's see how this goes!
Twist and securely tie. Store in deep freezer. Click here to learn how easy it is to fix purple hull peas.