about me

Hey everyone!

I live on a twenty acre farm in south-west Missouri with my family. I am a 21 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!