It has been a long wait, but it looks like we a finally going to get the barn built. The site has been staked and the bobcat should start levelling the ground this afternoon. Materials are scheduled to arrive on Monday and construction should begin by the middle of next week. I will track our progress and ask for suggestions here.
It doesn't look like much now, but a "before" picture might be worthwhile. This is the site. The fence is down but the bobcat will pull out the posts later today. We still have snow, but the barn site is high and dry and in the sun.