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. Marge Nistler

    Very interesting newsletter. It’s sad when the crops don’t do well but they seem to take it all in stride. Of course we as consumers depend on their crops/animals also.
    Keep up the interesting newsletters, I really enjoy this column as much as Lovina’s.

  2. Rita Knisely

    Hello Kevin,
    Thank you for sharing this column with us. It is very interesting and I enjoyed reading about Rosanna and her family.
    Keep up the good work. Have a great day.

  3. dynnamae

    Hello Kevin. I too am enjoying Rosanna and her family just like I do Lovinas’. It would be great to have both on a regular basis. So glad they can find the positive in all the farming challenges. Have a great weekend.

  4. Elaine

    Kevin, I realy like Rosanna’s columns. She is a very good writer & I also like her pictures I hope you keep her on.

  5. Paula Osborn

    Please keep the columns coming from Rosanna, LOVE them.

  6. Mona, Kentucky Lady 717

    I enjoyed Roseanna’s article also, but will always like Lovina’s articles too, I just feel like I know Lovina , since I have read her mother’s cook books, they seem to be such a lovely family…..so keep them both, as both articles are not exactly alike , and Lovina always has a recipe or two in hers’ 🙂

  7. SueL

    Great post, Kevin. The last pic was reminiscent of the “Wizard of Oz” before the tornado strikes!

  8. Andrea

    I really enjoy this addition to the website. Rosanna has a talent for writing! I enjoy seeing the difference between her culture and Lovina’s culture. I hope she becomes a regular contributor alongside Lovina!

  9. Deb

    Hello Kevin, I truly enjoy reading Rosanna’s column. Deb

  10. Donna Leitner

    Hi Kevin, Please continue with both columns. It’s very interesting to compare the differences in the two lifestyles and writing styles, also.You’re doing a tremendous job and I appreciate all your hard work!!!!!!!

  11. Dianne

    Kevin, thanks for posting Rosanna’s writings. She is a very good writer and I enjoy reading her post. I hope you keep posting her writings as well as Lovina’s. As posted above, thanks for all your hard work.

  12. Renata

    I love these columns!!!
    We have also had a ‘terrible-good’ year also. I love the way Rosanna describes it!


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