In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever.
It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains, and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need.
Not so little anymore . . .
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The Dark Side
Unfortunately, not all pigs are treated as well or are as lucky as Esther. Her brothers and sisters have a much different life.
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THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF ESTHER THE WONDER PIG
Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG follows Steve and Derek's adventure from reluctant pig parents, to farm owning advocates for animals.
PEACE, LOVE, ESTHER LADIES CLASSIC FIT TEE (CREW NECK)
Made with 100% ultra cotton, this ladies' custom Peace Love Esther design t-shirt features double-needle stitching and a taped neck and shoulders. It features a shorter sleeve and body length and a narrower neck rib for a more feminine touch. NOTE: Be sure to check the sizing chart. Some shrinkage will occur if using high heat dryers. Best to hang to dry.
Fabric: 100% Ultra Cotton
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, (4XL & 5XL) Unisex
Designed by: Edina Racz
The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig (hardcover)
Families Come in ALL SHAPES and SIZES!! The true story of social media sensation Esther the Wonder Pig and her two dads that inspired the New York Times bestselling memoir for adults is now available in a Children's book with adorable pictures, illustrations and a message of love.
Autographed by Esther and her Dads.