Here is the Luzier's story:
Nestled on a ridge within view of Sideling Hill in the Appalachian Mountains of Southcentral Pennsylvania, Fur Immer (“Forever”) Farms breeds and raises Large Black Hogs, Kinder goats, Quail, and Wheaton Maran chickens. We are committed to conserving heritage breed livestock by breeding and pasture raising registered Large Black Hogs producing quality breeding stock and pork. We also raise KGBA (not the Russian KGB) Kinder goats. Kinders are dual purpose, midsize goats, perfect for the homestead looking at self-sufficiency.
We moved from a housing development in town to a small farm. The barn was set up for goats, so I got goats. I asked Husband what he would like to raise, and he said, “Pigs because my Pap raised pigs”.
We started researching and read an article about the wonderful Large Black in Hobby Farms Magazine. We liked that they were recommended for small farms and families with their docile personalities. The fact they were critically endangered also caught our attention. In 2009, we found Large Blacks in our area after two years of searching. They were on the NALBP registry.
We have raised Large Blacks since then on a small farm and small budget. We may not do it perfectly, but we get it done! We are Christians and seek God’s advice on everything, including raising the animals. Neighboring farms keep an eye on us to see what we’re going to do next. We like to keep them guessing and amused. Our ways may be unconventional, but it’s our ways. We don’t care what others may think or say. “It is what it is”. We are in this for the pigs and their preservation.