We were able to clean up most of the wood on the barn in the fall. The foundation took a lot longer. In part because bee season had started, but also because of the weight and amount of the flagstone and brick foundation and concrete floor. The good news was that there was no reinforcing steel and years of groundhogs living under the floor left much of it cracked and broken. Still it was fairly week concrete and the larger pieces quickly yielded to the sledge hammer
The yard doesn’t look the same without the old barn. I rather miss is and the old shade tree that was on the south side of the barn that came down several years prior. The picture below is taken from the 54 foot hill (or reservoir) the city of Lima built across the road from the old barn.