Our fence blew down during some Santa Ana winds several weeks back. Our neighbor, God love him, went out there to repair it. The other day, after six solid days of rain (unheard of in Southern California), I came home and it had fallen over again. Apparently, this is how he repaired it:
Yes, that's a door latch nailed to the piece of wood that split off from the post. I just had to stand and stare for a moment. It's an inch and a half long. To hold up 100 pounds of fence. Yea, didn't work.
I took two pieces of 18 long walnut I had left over and propped it back up. Looks like Turling Castle gets a new fence come spring.