You can only purchase Improved Pasture cards from the bank immediately BEFORE it is your turn to throw the dice. Each of the five paddocks costs $500 to improve. You can “Improve” any number of paddocks (from 1 to 5). It is not essential to have stock on the paddocks when you improve them.
You ALWAYS have FIVE PADDOCKS in total to your property. Never any more or any less than five paddocks.
The green paddocks on the playing board represent the same orange (Natural Pasture) paddock after it has been improved.
When you improve a paddock you can no longer use the corresponding orange paddock.
You can put five pens of sheep on each improved paddock (two more than on the Natural Pasture).
You can’t purchase Improved Property cards when you are in drought.