For home gardens, experts recommend creating a no-stick shovel by spraying it with a silicone or Teflon lubricant. You can also add a few drops of food colouring into the bottom of your rain gauge to make it easier to read the water level when it fills up.
For a half face cord, 16 inches, $65.00 is pretty darn good. I have been buying my firewood from Van Beek's for three years, and staff is always friendly and responsive. And firewood is good quality. Recommend!