Archive for June, 2018

Linden Lab Policy and Raffles

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders:

I continually see posts, in breedable advertising groups, of markets holding raffles. As a courtesy to all fellow breeders, I would like to address the Linden Lab policy on wagering in Second Life.

Gambling is legally restricted in the United States and because Linden Labs is a United States based company they must adhere to such restrictions. However, this policy applies to all users of Second Life as it describes what Linden Lab believes it must do in order to maintain an atmosphere in which all applicable laws are respected.

Per policy:
http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Policy_Regarding_Wagering_in_Second_Life (last modified on 9 July 2014)

It is a violation to wager in games in the Second Life environment, operated on Linden Lab servers, if such games:

  1. Rely on chance or random number generation to determine a winner,
    OR
  2. Rely on the outcome of real-life organized sporting events,

AND provide a payout in

  1. Linden Dollars (L$)
    OR
  2. Any real-world currency or thing of value.

The list of games in the policy are only examples. But, by definition, a raffle is a gambling competition and falls into the broad category of prohibited wagering. This encompasses sploders, as well.(People risk Linden dollars on a random chance that something will occur.)

To stay within Linden Lab’s policy on gambling, a raffle cannot be paid to enter. That is, a raffle must either not charge for entries or not give away anything of value. Since practically anything could be considered to have value, the only solution is to not charge for entry.

This is not saying that Linden Lab does not allow wagering at all, but, it must be located on a gaming sim, developed by and owned by a licensed person. To become a Skill Gaming Region, you must apply to Linden Lab as an approved operator. However, they are no longer accepting operator applications at this time! Also, you must verify the age of legal majority, jurisdiction and account verification of each participant to allow someone to participate in a game of skill.

And, while you may still see raffle boards available for purchase on the marketplace, I would question how long that advertisement has been there. Linden Lab could take those ads down, but there is no legal requirement that they do. It is part of the EULA (end-user license agreement) that everyone agrees to, which absolves them of responsibility for such things. The EULA puts the responsiblity of your Second Life activities on you and you are expected to know the rules and to conduct your activities in Second Life in a legal way.

Linden Lab will actively enforce this policy. When Linden Lab discovers objects or games within Second Life that meet the policy’s definition, they will remove them from Second Life. They reserve the right to suspend or terminate the accounts of residents involved without refund or payment, and may report any relevant details, including user information, to authorities and financial institutions. Repeat offenders will be suspended or terminated.

Go here for a detailed list of definded terms and references: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Second_Life_Skill_Gaming_Policy

Please be mindful of your in-world activities. I would hate to see any breeder lose their account for violation of Linden Lab’s Terms of Service because they were not knowledgeable of this policy.

Until next time…Safe and Happy Breeding!

Rabicano Showhorse!

Hey everyone its time to reveal to all of you guys the Rabicano Showhorse!
If you haven’t seen one yet here it is!

Isn’t this this horse beautiful!

As an added twist on this round of show horses not only does the Roseate eye have the ability to pass but so does the amazing Roseate Saddle!

You can check it out anytime on the wiki:
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Rabicano_Showhorse

There is still time to get a show horse if you haven’t gotten one yet! How do you get one?
Well from June 1, 2018 to June 30th, 2018 any bundle dropped from the breeding of any 2 Rabicano horses had the chance at being a Rabicano Showhorse!

Remember once the month of June is gone so is your ability to get a Rabicano Showhorse. I hope everyone has had a wonderful day and thank you all for the birthday wishes! This is Ava over and out!

Picture Of The Week!!

Hey everyone and Happy Monday! Do you want a chance to win some FREE Amaretto products!? Well, every Wednesday Miss Avalon Crystal picks a picture of the week! Let me give you a few details about the picture of the week…

Who can enter? ANYONE!

What can it be a picture of? ANY AMARETTO BREEDABLE AND YOU!

Can it be edited ? YES!

Can I enter every week? YES!

Can you win more than once ? YES!

Is it only for horses? NO! Ponies, Barnyard Birds, and K-9s are welcome too!

HOW DO I ENTER??

Well I never thought you would ask! Just simply place your full perm picture in a notecard with your name on it! Take that note card to any main store or haven sim and drag and drop it in the camera!

There are 3 locations that you will find a camera located at:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ponie%20Pals/213/226/22

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20Horses/242/20/21

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/K9s%20and%20Birds/113/52/25

Every Wednesday Avalon Crystal will collect all photos and choose the winner!

You can win free Amaretto products!!

Avalon will also post your photo on the front page of the Amaretto Website, place on the billboard at the main store, and on the Amaretto Facebook!
Your photo will also be placed in the forums under the Picture of the week!

Check out all our past winners here:
http://amarettobreedables.com/forums/23/picture-of-the-week

 

Now I know most of you don’t like FREE stuff but some of you will, so get to taking those pictures and you may be Wednesday’s winner!!!!

Happy breeding to all my Amaretto Friends!!

Until next time…

Happy Father’s Day

Hey Everyone & Happy Father’s day to all the dads out there!

Since it is Father’s Day today I thought it was appropriate to look at some of the Father’s Day animals/traits that Amaretto has released over the years.

Released in 2012 was the Limited Edition Rustic Timber Horse

On June 13, 2012 Amaretto released the Limited Edition Rustic Timber Horse in honor of Father’s Day.

These Limited Edition Rustic Timber Horse were sold at all Amaretto Store Locations.

They could be birthed with any of the available mane traits.

(Normal, Long, Upright, Upright Long, Braided)

The coats on these Limited Edition Horse do NOT pass.

The eyes on these Limited Edition Horse DO have the ability to pass.

These were sold between June 13, 2012 and June 17, 2012 only!

 

Amaretto also released a Happy Father’s Day Eye in 2015 in the Horses, K-9’s & Barnyard Birds

 

And in 2016 there was a set of Happy Father’s Day Editions released for the Horses, K-9s & Barnyard Birds.

 

That was all from me today, once again have a great day and see you all in the groups in world!

Hugs, Marku <3

Today is National Fudge Day!!

Happy Saturday everyone – I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far!!

So today is NATIONAL FUDGE DAY and  who doesn’t love fudge!!

National Fudge Day is observed annually on June 16th. National Fudge Day is a food holiday that allows you to indulge in your favorite flavor of this delicious confectionery. Some of the most familiar fudge flavors are chocolate, chocolate nut, peanut butter, maple and maple nut.

Fudge lends itself to experimentation when it comes to flavors. Blending favorites or even a moment of inspiration will create a new delicious kind of fudge. Adding bits of candy, nuts or sprinkles can add just the right celebratory burst of excitement to an old favorite.

There are three other fudge holidays on the calendar at this time. May 12 celebrates all those nutty fudges. July 22 marks National Penuche Fudge Day. Finally, on November 20 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day is celebrated.

In the late 19th century, some shops on Mackinac Island, Michigan, began to produce similar products as the Vassar College fudge and sold it to summer vacationers. Fudge is still made in some of the original shops located on the famous island.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Pick up some fudge at your local confectionery store and share it with family and friends.   Use #NationalFudgeDay on social media. Here are some fudge recipes if you feel like making your own.

Two-layer Cookie Crunch Fudge http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/two-layer-cookie-crunch-fudge-138444.aspx

White Chocolate Fudge http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/white-chocolate-fudge-69018.aspx

Easy Chocolate Fudge http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/easy-chocolate-fudge-111671.aspx

Hot Fudge sauce https://www.thespruceeats.com/old-fashioned-hot-fudge-recipe-101284

 

 

Now this “recipe” may take a little longer but so worth it!!

Why not try to get an amazing Confection coat especially that yummy looking Hot Fudge Sundae Confection coat

 

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

Until next time this is Snookie saying to all those who celebrate tomorrow have a Happy Father’s Day and Happy Breeding!!!

Elemental Earth Animals!

Happy almost Friyay but Thursday guys! I hope you guys are having a great week! We have had lots of fun at the Amaretto Country Fair I am sooooooo excited for the auction tomorrow its always a lot of fun!

In other news I wanted to take a moment to show off and introduce to everyone the Elemental Earth Animals! Remember you have 2xs as long to breed for these!

Check out this Elemental Earth K-9! His coat doesn’t have the ability to pass but his Earth Elemental Eye and Collar do!

If you aren’t breeding for one of these awesome babies there is still time! How you ask?
From June 1st to July 31st if you breed any Great Dane with a Clover Splashed Great Dane you will have the chance to get the first ever Earth Elemental K-9!

You can always check it out on the wiki here:
http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Elemental_Earth

On to the Barnyard Birds! Check out this Elemental Earth Barnyard Bird!
From June 1st to July 31st if you breed a Clover Favorelles with a Malachite Beak you will have the chance to get the first ever Earth Elemental Barnyard Birds.

The Elemental Earth coat DOES NOT have the ability to pass.

The Earth Elemental Eye DOES have the ability to pass.

You can always check it out on the wiki here:
http://wiki3.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Elemental_Earth

Wait thats not it! Introducing to you Elemental Earth Ponie!
From June 1st to July 31st if you breed any ponie with a Pickle Horn to a Masquerade in Clover you will have the chance to get the first ever Earth Elemental Ponie Pal!!

The Elemental Earth style DOES NOT have the ability to pass.

The Earth Elemental Eye DOES have the ability to pass.

You can always check it out on the wiki here:
http://wiki4.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Elemental_Earth

So keep on breeding for those Elemental Animals! Happy breeding everyone! This is Ava over and out!

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!!