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. 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….

  2. 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…..

  3. Wendy P

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

  4. 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!

  5. dynnamae

    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.

  6. Dianne

    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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