Robert Earl Woodard was born in Blount County, Alabama, in 1951. There, he experienced the last of the good ole days, being raised on a farm in the South, where living off the land and gathering around the family dinner table for a home-cooked, homegrown meal was the way of life.
When he wasn’t picking cotton, plowing a mule, or working in the fields, Earl Woodard spent much of his youth in the woods and on the rivers.
After graduating from high school in 1970, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in 1973 and Master’s Degree in 1976 from Auburn University. He worked as an educator for thirty-eight years, teaching physical education, as well as many years spent coaching football, basketball, and track. He has a lifelong passion for farming and has worked with cattle and horses for many years.
After retiring from education in 2011, he now spends most of his time working on the farm. He also enjoys storytelling, and has now written many of his favorite stories into this book. Robert Earl and his wife Sharon have two children Deanna and Matthew.