Set The Night To Music

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the “color” of a musical sound). Dance is generally, though not exclusively, performed with the accompaniment of music.

Music and dance are deeply linked in history and practice. In many cultures, music and dance are an important part of people’s way of life, as they play a key role in religious rituals, rite of passage ceremonies, social activities and cultural activities

Music can be therapeutic, both mentally and physically. It has been used to improve learning, build self-esteem, reduce stress, support physical exercise (through dance), and facilitate a host of other health-related activities.

Who hasn’t hear the common saying, “it is music to my ears,” to represent a pleasant notion? So, it goes without saying, music can conjure a mixture of emotions and memories.

It was one such memory, that led our fellow breeder, Sedan7777, to bid on the Create Your Own Horse Eye at the 2015 Amaretto Summer Fest Auction.

“The design of this eye is very close to my heart because the theme has played a huge part in my family’s history of music and dance. This eye reminds me of my parents. They went dancing every chance they got. They showed me pictures of themselves in dance halls, from before I was ever born. My mom was a Jazz fan and loved Benny Goodman. I cherish those memories and wanted to create music traits for them, ” said Sedan.

Sedan added, “It was, also, created for all the people who love music, dancing, and lets not forget…a little romance!” 💕 So without further ado, I present to you the stunning “Set The Night To Music” horse eye!

See the eye first hand at any of these display locations:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Miniconjou/39/232/27

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Minx%20Farms/212/229/3001

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/WestCoast%20Stables/199/117/28

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Metropolis/170/19/1501

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sweetflower/167/169/22

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Skari/90/49/2001

But, that’s not all folks! Look for a NEW “Rhapsody and Music” wing coming soon!

Till next time…Let the music play on and happy breeding! 🎶

 

OOAK’s Revealed!

Hey everyone i hope you are all having a Terrific Tuesday! I wanted to take a moment and make sure that everyone is aware of the OOAK Auction that will be taking place on Friyay at 3 PM!

This will be our 4th release of Seven Deadly Sins and Heavenly Virtues! This is the 3rd Amaretto Country fair!

Im so excited to show you guys these amazing OOAK aimals:

OOAK Seven Deadly Sins – Greed
OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Charity

The coats on these animals DO NOT have the ability to pass! However the eyes on these animals DO have the ability to pass!

We have also added Ponies this year! I gotta tall you these ponies are adorable!
2018 OOAK Indigo Butterfly Ponie
2018 OOAK Periwinkle Butterfly Ponie

The styles on these ponies DO NOT have the ability to pass but the amazing eyes on these babies do!

Offer boards have been placed above each animal so if you want to get in on the bidding fun you can make your offer! Fridays auction min bid will start at the highest offer on each offer board.

Here is your ride:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20Haven/126/164/3167

If you are unable to attend the auction and want to bid please contact Avalon Crystal in world and I will get you all set up with a poxy bidder! I hope that you will all join us on Friday for a lot of fun!!
This is Ava over and out!

Country Fair Week!

Hello and Happy Monday! Today was the kick off of our 2018 Country Fair and we had a great time! We were blessed to have the one and only AMFORTE Clarity perform for us all! She has an amazing voice and she kept the crowd going! I am including the schedule of events for the rest of the Country Fair week! Don’t miss out on your chance to hand out with staff and community and for a chacne to win some fun prizes!

June 12th Club Amaretto @ 1pm slt

June 13th Savannah Coronet @ 1pm slt

June 14th Fishing @ 1pm slt

June 15th The OOAK Auction @ 3pm slt

Take a look at the pictures from today! It was such a good time! You do not want to miss out on our next events!

So see you do not want to miss the rest of the events this week! Fun fun fun!!

Until next time…

 

And today is……………..

Hello everyone hope you are having a fabulous weekend!!

So did you all know that today is NATIONAL STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE DAY!!!

On June 9th of each year, National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day is observed. A tart vegetable, rhubarb is often paired with sweet fruits making for a delicious dessert.

Around the country, rhubarb is a perennial favorite for home gardens. One of the first fruits of their labors, gardeners begin to harvest rhubarb in the middle of May and early June, and it finds its way into desserts and preserves. Since it takes on the flavor of the fruit or vegetable it is paired with, it is an excellent compliment to many recipes.

Not only is rhubarb known for making deliciously baked goods and satisfying the hankering for something from the garden early in the season, but it also has many other qualities. Rub a cut stalk of rhubarb over a burnt skillet and let the high oleic acid content do the work. It’s been a primary ingredient in many cleansers for over a 100 years.

Rhubarb is so high in oleic acid, in fact, the leaves are toxic to humans. The stalks, however, are a consumable, rich and healthful source of oleic acid. The benefits of enjoying rhubarb could help reduce blood pressure, increase your body’s ability to burn fat and generate brain myelin. Now, that’s a reason to celebrate National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day!

 

 

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Makes one 9-inch pie

  • 1 recipe unbaked homemade double pie crust
  • 2 1/2 cups rhubarb, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 large stalks)
  • 2 1/2 cups hulled and sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour or 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1  large egg yolk beaten to blend with 1 teaspoon water (for glaze)

Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Prepare the bottom crust by rolling out one of the pastry disks to an 11-inch circle. Nestle the crust inside the pan so about an inch hangs over the sides. Press the pastry down. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

Mix the fruit with the sugar, flour (or cornstarch) and lemon zest. Using the tines of a fork, poke the bottom of the pie crust evenly about five times. Pour the fruit mixture into the chilled pastry. Dot with the butter pieces.

Moisten the edge of the bottom crust with a finger dipped in water. Put on the top pastry in one piece and slice in a few air vents, or in a lattice pattern, trim, and crimp the edges.

Brush the egg glaze over the crust. Transfer the pie to a baking sheet.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350°F and bake another 30 minutes longer, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

Remove from the oven and cool on a rack before serving.

 

*********Now I wonder if anyone has ever made a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie horse?*********

http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=File:RhubarbCrazed_Coat_Appaloosa.jpg

http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=File:Strawberry.jpg

Until next time this is Snookie saying have a fun, fun weekend & Happy Breeding!!

 

 

 

Be A Group Joiner!!

Hello Amaretto community and Happy Friday! We grouped together and made it through another week! Woohoo! Speaking of groups… I wanted to take a moment to talk to you about the Amaretto groups! Did you know Amaretto provides a variety of groups to best suit individual needs? Just check out the Group Joiner board located at every Amaretto Breedables store. There is no cost to join any Amaretto Breedables group. Find a store location here: http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/locations

Please remember:

  • All groups are for POSITIVE chat and support for the Amaretto community.
  • That abusive behavior and arguing are not tolerated.
  • There is no advertising of any kind (including freebies, giveaways and or trading) in any group other than the Advertising Group.

These groups are often monitored by Amaretto Breedables staff as well as group moderators who are there to answer your questions and have a good time.

Here is the list of the current Amaretto Breedables groups on the Joiner Board and a description of each:

Main Group
This is Amaretto’s main group chat. In this group you will always find the answers to your questions, people to socialize with, gloat about your latest and greatest breedable and just a place to talk all things Amaretto.

This group is open to all avatars 40 days and older.

Hippo Group

For those of you who wish not to be in one of our groups for whatever reason we also offer a Hippo Group which we use to send important information as well.

Multi Language Group

This is Amaretto’s main Multi Language Group. This group is exactly like the main Amaretto Breedables only in the language of your choice. In this group you will always find the answers to your questions, people to socialize with, gloat about your latest and greatest breedable and just a place to talk all things Amaretto.

This group is open to all avatars 40 days and older.

K-9 Group

This group was created for Amaretto Ranch K-9 lovers! This group is dedicated to chat about all things K-9 related. If you have questions, suggestions or you’re just looking to chat with others about Amaretto K-9s this is the group for you!

This group is open to all avatars 40 days and older.

Barnyard Birds Group

This group was created for Amaretto Ranch Barnyard Bird lovers! This group is dedicated to chat about all things Barnyard Bird related. If you have questions, suggestions or you’re just looking to chat with others about Amaretto Barnyard Birds this is the group for you!

This group is open to all avatars 40 days and older.

Ponie Pals Group

This group was created for Amaretto Ponie Pal lovers! This group is dedicated to chat about all things Ponie Pal related. If you have questions, suggestions or you’re just looking to chat with others about Amaretto Ponie Pals this is the group for you!

This group is open to all avatars 40 days and older.

Advertising Network

This is where you can advertise your AMARETTO BREEDABLES ONLY for sale. You can chat about your breedables here; post them for sale, for trade and or give-a-way! Feel free to advertise your stores/booths no matter their location.

  • The posting limit for this group is 1 group IM per hour and 1 notice per 2 hours.
  • THE MAXIMUM IS 4 ADS PER DAY!

This group is open to all avatars 40 days and older.

Amaretto Ranch University

The mission of Amaretto Ranch University is to educate our community on all aspects of the Amaretto products. We believe that to achieve full knowledge of our products means to fully enjoy them. Amaretto Ranch University is provided to the Amaretto community free of charge and is supported by Amaretto Breedables staff and volunteers who believe in this mission and are committed to providing competent and caring guidance to all who seek it.

This group is open to all avatars 40 days and older.

On the board, you will also find a button that links you to the Amaretto Breedables Social Network site: http://amarettobreedables.com

Join today and I hope to see you all in group chat!

Till next time….HAPPY BREEDING!

Amaretto 3rd Country Fair!

Hey everyone! I hope that everyone is having a great day I wanted to take a moment to tell you guys about the exciting things that are happening next week at the Amaretto 3rd Country Fair!

If you didnt see it on the calendar you should check it out! We are starting off the fair with a live performance from AMFORTE (amforte.clarity) She has performed for us a few times before so I know you guys will love her performance this year too! The party starts at 1 PM!

Tuesday we will be having a Club Amaretto! Thats right I will be playing all the tunes I love to hear and hopefully some you like to LOL! The Club Amaretto event will be Tuesday at 1 PM!

Wednesday the party keeps on rocking with Savannah Coronet at 1 PM! I know how much you guys like Savannah so we were so glad to have her come back and sing for the Amaretto community again!

Thursday at 1 PM we will host a 7 Seas Fishing event at 1 PM where the top 5 winners will receive some awesome Amaretto prices! Amaretto loves fishing so go get your poles ahead of time! The contest will be unbaited!

We will close out the fair with our Annual OOAK Auction! This is super exciting because it will be our 4th Edition to the OOAK Seven Deadly Sins and OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues! Also to shake things up a bit we will be releasing two never seen before OOAK Ponies! The OOAK Auction will be Friday at 3 PM SLT!

We will set out all the OOAKs so that you may see them prior to the OOAK Auction! Also there will be bid boards out for the OOAKs the starting bid on Friday will be the highest bid at the start of the Auction!

If you would like to bid on something and will not be able to attend please let me know before the auction and we can get you a proxy bidder.

We will be having lots of fun all next week and we hope that you will join us! Here are some pictures of the Country Fair:

Here is your slurl but of course we will be sending in world as well:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20Haven/126/164/3167

I hope to see you next week at the Amaretto 3rd Country Fair!

All About Racing Traits

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders

Recently, I have seen a few breeders asking about racing traits and thought it might be helpful to give some detail on how to tell if your horse is a racer, what the racing classes stand for and how to utilize these traits for maximum breeding fun!

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When the version 3.5 Horse update came out on July 6, 2012, exciting new racing traits were hidden in new starters. You have a chance at the racing traits by breeding any horse with a starter horse or by breeding together two starter horses. Racing traits ARE passable. So, you can get racing traits by breeding horses that already have them, as well. When the racing traits pass they can pass as the same class, one class higher, one class lower or two class’s lower than the shown trait.

The racing traits consist of a Speed Class and a Stamina Class. Speed is the sprinting speed of a horse. Speed is ranked using the following class system:

  • S = 3x Avatar Run Speed (ARS) (Highest Possible Class) 50 minutes of training time
  • A = 2.5x ARS 45 minutes of training time
  • B = 2x ARS 40 minutes of training time
  • C = 1.5x ARS 35 minutes of training time
  • D = ARS (Lowest Possible Class) 30 minutes of training time

Stamina is the amount of time a horse can sprint with recharging. Stamina is ranked by using the following class system:

  • S = 50 seconds of sprinting and 50 minutes of training time
  • A = 45 seconds of sprinting and 45 minutes of training time
  • B = 40 seconds of sprinting and 40 minutes of training time
  • C = 35 seconds of sprinting and 35 minutes of training time
  • D = 30 seconds of sprinting and 30 minutes of training time

You can, also, change/increase a horse’s speed and stamina class by training them. Experience or XP, is gained through training. To move from one class to the next you must train from 0% to 100% in the current class of that field. XP gains as follows:

  • Class D gains XP @ .5% per minute of training
  • Class C gains XP @ .4% per minute of training
  • Class B Gains XP @ .3% per minute of training
  • Class A Gains XP @ .1% per minute of training

To race or train your horses, you need the racing HUD. To get the HUD, simply click on the horse for the Menu. Then click the Help button and select HUD to have an Amaretto Horse HUD sent to your Objects folder. Next add the HUD to your avatar. For racing or riding, you will pick up your horse into your inventory and add it to your avatar as well. Click the connect button on the HUD to connect your horse.

Find detailed instructions on how to use the HUD for racing and training here:
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=HUD_/_Racing

*It is important to note that once a horse with racing traits is past the age of 120 days (retired), you will not be able to train or race it.*

Amaretto even has a racetrack available for you to race anytime! Check it out here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20Haven/148/37/2489

Till next time…Happy Racing & Happy Breeding!

Flags of the World Mexico!

Hi everyone!!!  Today I wanted to share with you the brand new Flags of the World eyes for June!!

The Flags Of the World Eyes are one set of many exciting possible Non-Starter eyes that can come from breeding any coat. You can have a chance at one of these exciting Non-Starter eyes as they are randomly dropped into bundles, kennels, and nests at the time they bundle drop. These eyes CAN be passed on.

Good luck on getting this month’s gorgeous eye! If you need more information…You can see all the Flags of The World Eyes here:

Horses: http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Flags_Of_the_World

K9: http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Flags_of_the_World

Barnyard Birds: http://wiki3.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Flags_of_the_World

This is Ava over and out Happy Breeding everyone!

June Event & ARU Calendars!

Hello everyone and Happy Monday! It’s June and that means we are half way through 2018!! Crazy?!? Well today I wanted to take a moment to share the fun and exciting events we have planned for you this month!

June 6th @ 1pm slt: Hay Day

June 11th @ 1pm slt: AMFORTE (amforte.clarity)

June 14th @ 1pm slt: Fishing

June 15th @ 3pm slt: The OOAK Auction

June 20th @ 1pm slt: Pictionary

June 27th @ 1pm slt: Amaretto Community Meeting

Don’t forget to attend our Amaretto Ranch University courses where you can learn a wealthy of information! Don’t miss out!

Happy June! Happy breeding!

Until next time…

 

Chicken Wings!

Hey Everyone,

This weekend sure has gone fast, I hope you all enjoyed it!

I really love the barnyard birds and today I’m going to take a look at the wing traits.

At the moment there are 12 wing traits, these are:

  • Wing Red Heart
  • Wing Pink Heart
  • Wing Purple Flower
  • Wing Teal Flower
  • Wing Rainbow
  • Wing Gold
  • Wing Cranberry Sauce
  • Wing Gravy
  • Wing A.R.U.
  • Wing Celebrate
  • Wing Spearmint
  • Wing Peppermint

The Wing trait was first introduced by breeding 2 2016 Wild Love Edition Barnyard Birds together!!

On April 29, 2016 until May 13, 2016 Amaretto wanted to celebrate all our Mothers, with Happy Mother’s Day 2016 Collectors Edition Barnyard Birds!

Any breeding of these Barnyard Birds gave you a chance at the new Wing Purple Flower or Wing Teal Flower!

On August 4th, 2016 until August 19th 2016 Amaretto celebrated Summer 2016 with 2016 Summer Edition – Hang Tens!

Any breeding of these 2016 Summer Edition – Hang Ten gave you the ability to get a brand new Gold or Rainbow Wing!

On Jan 27,2017 Amaretto celebrated ARU Graduates with this Wing A.R.U. that can pass from any 2017 A.R.U. Graduation Edition breeding!

On June 26, 2017 until July 19, 2017 Amaretto celebrated 4th of July with Celebrate Independence 2017 Barnyard Birds!

You could get a new Wing Celebrate from any breeding of these Celebrate Independence 2017 Barnyard Birds!

On December 2017 Amaretto celebrated Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Amaretto Christmas Birds. If you breed these together you got a chance at getting a Spearmint or Peppermint Wing!

WIKI LINK HERE

So be sure to check them out, they definitely accent the breeds nicely.

That was all from me today, happy breeding and see you in world.

Hugs Marku <3