About the author

Plain Kansas

Rosanna Bauman, age 25, is German Baptist Brethren. She is a writer, farmer, and speaker and lives on a rural Kansas farm she shares with her parents and 4 siblings. The Brethren Church, is often mistaken for Amish or Mennonites, but the Brethren have different historical and theological roots. The Brethren Church is a "Plain" church. Members dress plainly and, like the Amish, are pacifists, but they do use cars and phones.

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    Enjoyed reading this…….my dad was raised Old Order

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    Wilma Walker

    Thanks Kevin and Rosanna, can’t wait till the second half.

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    I enjoy this.

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    Patty Keller

    I enjoy this column so much.Please keep it running.

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    I sure enjoyed this weeks column Roseanna. Would it be possible to get your recipe for unlevened bread. I am from Kansas, but was raised in So. Ca. I have been back there a few times. I was born in the little town of Galena. Almost on the border of Joplin Mo. My dad raised chickens and rabbits while we were growing up. He worked in a dairy also , so we always had plenty of milk, homemade butter, and cream. I miss that kind of life. I guess that is why I so enjoy reading these columns.

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    Great article. Hope we continue to receive it. tks


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