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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  1. CateS

    Crocs make boots that are similar to those seen on horse farms. Tall rubber boots..

  2. Angie Yoder

    My grandmother had a plaque on her kitchen wall that said “God Bless our dirty dishes, they have a tale to tell. While others may go hungry, we’re eating very well.”

    When she passed away my mother gave me that plaque, which now has place of pride in my kitchen. It’s a lovely reminder to be thankful and to see negative things as the true blessings they are!

    1. Barb Wright

      Hey! So did my grandma!! I think my cousin still has it in her kitchen. I enjoy Rosanna’s writing..keep it up!

  3. Paula Osborn

    I don’t have a dishwasher and can say honestly never want one. I can’t say I love doing dishes but it is one of those necessary evils we must do if want clean dishes.
    Love this article and love the last 8 words of the article. As humans we have a tendency to look for the negative in everything and forget the positive. I know I struggle with this ALL of the time.

  4. Renee

    Really enjoy reading this new column and learning the difference between the two families! Please keep posting Kevin!

  5. Wendy P

    I have 3 dishwashers. Their names are Kristy, Jesse, and Dan.

  6. michelle

    I have a good dishwasher,but generally wash my dishes by hand. I should of been born in your grandmothers time. I love HOT water. My husband says I am not happy in less my skin is bright red. LOL

  7. Lissa Holder

    When I was young we didn’t have a dishwasher. We got one when I was a teenager. I never liked it, especially unloading it! When I moved out I moved to to a house that didn’t have one, still don’t. I like washing dishes. It’s relaxing to me and love the team work (if I get someone to help me). I am Also OGB, NC though. At our communion we do the same and reset the table and its quick. A lot of fun and also team work (0:

  8. Zelka Cani

    I love Rosanna’s humour, please keep her column going, it is an interesting and entertaining read.

  9. Lynda T.

    I enjoyed her column. She has a good sense of humor and an interesting perspective on things. Please keep her column going!

  10. Karen C

    No dishwasher here and cramped kitchen, but like it was said, we had food to eat, which is a blessing.


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