This photo is a testament to the strength of 4-H families (and the resiliency of hand-knitted wool.)
Pictured is rancher and rodeo stock contractor Doug Richards of Cochrane, Alta., his grandson, Colt, and Colt’s dad (Doug and Jill’s son) Billy.
What is remarkable is the sweater worn by Colt; it has now been passed down to the third generation. Originally it was knitted for Doug by his Aunt Mariette over 65 years ago when he was showing cattle in 4-H.
The Richards family has been in 4-H for multiple generations. Today, Colt is an active member of the Madden/Crossfield Beef 4-H Club. This photo was taken in 2019 at his 4-H Achievement Day.