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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    Mona, Kentucky Lady 717

    Very good article, but what is Roseanna talking about when she says she goes outside to do a HOT WATER RINSE ????? Looks like she would have icicles out side….

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    Mona, Kentucky Lady 717

    Please excuse the first msg…I should have read the first msg. first eh? I have my answer now :)

    They really are working people eh ???? I don’t think I have ever worked this hard…..we used to have the baby chicks tho, but we only killed them as we needed them….one at a time, we used them for eggs mostly…..

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    Wendy P

    This article makes me appreciate the food on my table all the more!

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    Carolyn Kirk

    Hard work…I don’t think I would do well with the “slaughtering” thing. I’d rather buy my chicken at the store. Thanks to farmers like the Baumans, I can do that!

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    Rosanna, I so enjoyed both of your diaries of a week of work. I love farm eggs and your looked so good. I hope your moms’ hand is much better now. Your family really works hard but it is wonderful to see how the family all works together. Blessings to you all.

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    I really enjoy Rosanna’s columns. Please continue to carry them. I love reading about Plain folks. They work so hard. I wonder if I could live this life. Rosanna, I hope your mother’s hand heals. May God bless you and your family.


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