"In shallow soils fences often tend to lean or fall over," writes David Capik, ranch owner from Davis Creek, Calif. "It can be caused by wind, tumble weeds or blowing snow."

A fast, low cost way to fix leaning fences is to pull up existing posts and lean every-other post the opposite direction. Later, when the soils turn wet, a couple of raps with a hammer and your problem is solved.