I just thought I’d share a few photos from the Bauman family farm in Kansas. The Old Order Amish and Mennonites generally prohibit themselves from being photographed (with some exceptions), but the German Baptist church generally welcomes cameras. Like the Amish, the German Baptists are a Plain church.but their historical roots are somewhat divergent. An informative and easy-to-read article appeared in the Mennonite Weekly Review last week that explores the roots of the Old German Baptist Brethren.
Meanwhile, here are a few scenes from Rosanna Bauman’s Plain Kansas. Some people wonder what the Bauman family does for entertainment? One popular past-time: checkers. Kevin, 20, and Stephen, 19, play an intense match as their 13-year-old sister Joanna and Rosanna’s grandparents look on. Below that, Rosanna’s Mom, Yvonne, and Joanna bottle-feed a young lamb. Such chores are a constant on the busy family farm. And then I thought I would leave you with a pretty prairie picture of chicken-feeding time on the Kansas prairie at twilight. How peaceful looking!