So, we decided to do as much of the demolition (or at least stripping the barn wood off) as we could by ourselves. Here is where we started:
I was a little disappointed though that when the barn came down it was not a big BOOM or BANG...rather it was like a tired old horse just laying itself down. There was no loud noise, or final hooraah...just a quiet end. Kind of sad but we will see new life in the old barn wood as we work on other projects around the farm.