Today was a mild damp day. The soil was too wet and heavy to stand on. Pulling up weeds was hampered by the great clods of clay which could not be shaken from their roots. So I painted. Chris is making great progress with the new compost heaps and he has made fronts that can be slotted in to make moving compost much easier; he thought that the fronts would benefit from a coating of wood preserving paint to protect them. I mixed my own colour by combining two colours and got painting. The only trouble is that it was such a damp day that I am not sure how long the paint will take to dry!