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Liewe Lulu

I am ready to break free of the friend-kraal

Liewe Lulu is Food For Mzansi’s no-holds-barred agri agony aunty. While she receives many letters from across South Africa, preference is given to those who are working in the agricultural sector. Yes, farmers have issues too, and Liewe Lulu’s got the tissues.

Poultry queen is not looking for a king

Solo mother hen from Kuruman, Northern Cape writes… Liewe LuluI am 41, farm with chickens and am currently single. I have two sons and run my farm with the help of four...

Cattle Farmer: ‘How can I stop coming on too strong?’

Farmer repellent from Malamulele, Limpopo writes… I am newly in a relationship with a fellow cattle farmer for three months now and really like this guy.I have a history of kind of...

Newly-wed farmer wants to jump ship

Lost and confused from Klerksdorp, North West writes… Liewe LuluMy husband and I married just before the pandemic hit. Before, he lived in the city while I tended to my poultry farm...

Farmer got her heart broken in the Congo

Befuddled state of mind from Brazzaville, Congo writes Liewe Lulu,What do you do when a man suddenly loses interest in you?In November last year when I moved from Nelspruit to the Congo,...

Is this farmer really cool with being the side chick?

Side Links from Ermelo, Mpumalanga writes… Liewe LuluI am 24 and have never been in a “real” relationship.The men I usually go for are only ever interested in hooking up and I...

Learning to fly: Farmer’s voice within is fading

Co-dependent farmer from Klerksdorp, North West writes… Liewe LuluI have been in a relationship with a wonderful, kind, and considerate man for the past three years.He has been farming since he could...

Confessions: Farmer’s bae stuck in honeypot

Torn and cornered from Mahikeng writes Liewe LuluMy girl’s best friend came to my house very upset recently after another incident of her bae cheating on her. This is not something that...

Farmer torn between career and motherhood

Compromising mother hen in Bloemfontein writesI gave birth to a beautiful baby boy just four months ago. I am 35 and would like to get pregnant again soon, but I am...

Farmer’s past comes back to haunt her

Spooked from Tarlton in Gauteng writes… I went on three dates with a Tinder match and thought things were going well. We texted and talked on the phone nearly every day until...

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