Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Cross

Don and I were driving to town one day, when we noticed a huge cross, just on the left side of entrance to 3 Strikes. I mentioned to Don, "Is that supposed to mean he's religious, or something?" Keep in mind, this was right after he knew I was taking pictures, and we all know he didn't like that.
Don thought different. He noticed the barbed wire and the material tied on the cross, his speculation was that it was put up to keep the 'evil spirits of the Freibergers' away. Got a chuckle out of it anyway. When Meduna first moved here, he talked about the moon, what it all meant; etc. Mother Earth stuff. (Mother Earth is probably not too happy with him)
That was the end of that, until after the land went up for sale, the cross disappeared. I figured the Real Estate place might have suggested he take it down. Later, when I was checking fence lines and cattle, I found the cross on our side of the fence! The cross had been driven up the fence quite a distance, and thrown over. No, I take that back...he probably could not have thrown it over, he would have drug it under the fence and left it there. I told the kids about it, and said, "Throw it back over on his side." They did, that was the end of that. (Yeah, right)

Went to check things out again, and magically...the cross was back on our side! I wasn't thinking at the time; we should have taken it home. We didn't bother moving it for quite some time, until the digging of the autogate episode happened on July 3rd, 2009.
Justin and Josh, there aren't always crazy about me taking their picture, but I convinced them it was all for documentation. (This is a 'hurry up and take the dang picture' look). We decided to put the cross at his entrance (NOT IN THE WAY) the same day they had to re-dig the autogate, July 4.
If you notice the ground is a little trampled here? People like Mudna, R Field, Marlyn, Dena (is there Internet in jail, Dena?), etc. would say how bare the ground is. The 'Look, No Grass' as Field says. (What a joke) How about it's bare because our heifers were walking around it, checking it out? And when they say I don't know what I'm talking about... they have just stated their ignorance.

All this, and NO trespassing! How about that? Except, we noticed again, the cross was gone, to no surprise. Drove up the fence line, dang- he must have found a new place to put it. Do you think it's on our land? Do bears poop in woods?
Don said I better see if I can find it in the meadow without knocking too much grass down. I didn't have to go far to find it. Drove the 4-wheeler along the fence, there it was. And we were going into the meadow in a few days. (haying)
And because we were busy putting up hay, like we do every summer, we hadn't taken the time to get the cross. A couple days later, I went to show the kids where it was. We were just going to bring it home. Dang it. It was gone. My plan was to put it up on our side, with a sign posted on it, pointing to the south that read, "Killing Fields" but it didn't work out. Oh heck, Don would have told me it was a bad idea anyway.

Now Jason groupies, are you going to still tell me he's an angel? ....and he's just being picked on by those nasty, evil, Freibergers?
By the way, wouldn't this qualify for more trespassing, on Mudna's part? Do I seem a little miffed here? I just hope R Field, Mr. Twister radio man, and others see this. But I've been told, it wouldn't matter to them anyway.

After we found the cross in our meadow, and then it was gone....we could not find it again. So I decided to let his lawyer, Mr. Berry be aware of all this. Is this not the way things are done? Did I really care? I have included the fax I sent to Mr. Berry. The fax also included the pictures.
Fax to Mr. Berry:

July 30, 2009
To: Berry Law Firm ATTN: John S. Berry Jr.

From: Vicki Freiberger

This is in regard to your client, Jason Meduna. The pictures I am faxing you, are of the log ‘cross’ that Jason Meduna had at the entrance of his property, to the left side of the road. Soon after the land (3-Strikes Ranch) was listed for sale, the cross was not there. We found the cross up the fence line to the west, thrown onto our land, where we had cows and calves at the time. I told my sons to throw it back over to his side. They did. We found the cross again, thrown over onto our land. When my sons, Justin and Josh, dug out Jason’s auto gate, (because he would not) and our calves were going to walk the auto gate, to lay in the shade of his entrance sign; they also carried the ‘cross’ and set in inside of Jason’s entrance. They did not trespass to do so, as my photos show. The next day, we noticed the ‘cross’ was gone. I looked in our pasture, and did not find it. I drove to the east of Jason’s entrance on our meadow, and up in the corner, I found the ‘cross’ laying in our meadow. Which, please note, he would have had to trespass onto our land, to position it where it lay. We decided to go and get the ‘cross’ and just take it home, so we didn’t have to worry about it anymore. Justin and Josh went to get the ‘cross’ a couple days after that, and could not find it. Which please note; when he came and retrieved the cross from our meadow, he had to trespass again.

We will be moving into this meadow to hay very soon. I do not know where he put the cross now, but I want you to know, that if we hit that ‘cross’ with our swather, (which by the way, it is a new, New Holland swather and this is the first summer we have used it) it will destroy the swather. The grass is tall, and it won’t be seen until it is too late. If we run into it, it will be Jason Meduna’s sole responsibility to replace it. The cost of this swather is $35,000 - $40,000. Jason C. Meduna will be liable for any damage the ‘cross’ causes to our land, our tractor, and our New Holland swather.

For the first time in 30 years of living on this ranch, there was also a gate dropped between our neighbor, Grover Thompson and us. Luckily, no cattle got mixed up. The gate is beside the road that goes to town. After Justin and Josh dug out Jason’s auto gate, it was filled back in, with even more sand than they dug out. There was also the salt and mineral bunk that was drug to the center of our auto gate, which our kids would have run into in the dark. My daughter-in-law is pregnant, what would have happened had they ran into that bunk, and her air-bag deployed? I would appreciate the shenanigans being ended.

Thank you for your time.
Vicki Freiberger

This is also being sent to the Sheriff of Morrill County, and to the Morrill County Attorney.

That's why we were watching the ground so close when we came across the Mudna's blair witch project. We have not seen the cross since. Maybe he cut it up.

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