When putting up a fence, it's good to remember that eventually the fence will come down. More than likely, someone will be taking it down. Well, I've spent the last two days tearing down a fence - a 20 year old, rusty barbed wire fence. And the fence, for its part, has spent the last two days tearing me up. :P
If anyone reading this ever puts up a fence, do me a favor - use smooth wire. Ranch-hands the world over will thank you.