about me

Hey everyone!

I live on a twenty acre farm in south-west Missouri with my family. I am a 22 year old Christian, country girl. I gave my life to the Lord when I was ten. He changed my life and made me His own. I love Him and strive to please Him in all that I do and say. Without Him I am nothing and any good that is in me is all because of Jesus! I'm continually amazed at His love for me.

I have six little brothers, two little sisters, as well as a little sister in Heaven. Being the oldest definitely has its joys and challenges. :) My siblings are such a sweet and fun bunch. I'm totally blessed with wonderful parents. Life stays happily busy here! 

My interests/hobbies... traveling, camping, fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, bird watching, horse back riding, rock climbing, volleyball, soccer, and I'll never be too old to play hide and go seek in the dark ;) --- aka anything in the outdoors = I'm doing it! Also blog ;), read, journal, photography, hang out with friends and family, and more! I am definitely an outdoors girl, I love nature and exploring God's beautiful creation! I absolutely love traveling and seeing new places!!

These are a few of my favorite things --- spring green/little children + babies/coffee/time in God's word/country décor/heart to heart talks/hay bales/sugar cookies/drives with the windows down/feeding baby calves/flip flops/peonies/sweet tea/letters in the mail/HUGS/Andy Griffith shows.

We currently have 5 horses and 1 pony, 2 dogs, 4 cats, 14 chickens, 4 ducks, 1 cockatiel (that can whistle the Andy Griffith tune:)  a hamster, and I have a small rabbitry (I raise Mini Lop bunnies).

I hope that you enjoy my blog and that it is a blessing to you! If you have any questions, prayer requests, etc. feel free to email me at: Silvergatelops@aol.com

In Christ,


  1. I like doing almost everything you do!!
    My name is Riley,I"m also a christian girl,I live on a small farm in Michigan and my family and i have a blog www.armouracres.weebly.com.
    I'm so glad i found this blog:D

    1. That's so cool! I'll hafta check out your blog! :)

  2. Dear Ashley...I am so pleased to be following your lovely new blog now! {{Smiles}} I changed over to a new blog as well and am slowly but surely refollowing sweet friends... I hope and pray you are well?
    Sending hugs and smiles your way...

    1. Thank you for following! I love your new blog as well!! I am doing well, thanks. I hope that you are doing wonderful.
      Hugs back to you!

  3. Heyy, Ashley!! It's so awesome being able to follow your blog. Just wanted to say really quick that your "About" is super sweet and esthetic. <333