This delightfully disproportionate, primitive carving of a farmer and his dog riding on a hay wagon comes from Kent County, Ontario. Circa 1920. Signed "Winter" in pencil on the bottom. Notice the tiny nails used for eyes in the horses and man. What a good boy his dog is to sit there so calmly. It is wired to the rough wood base, as I found it. It could be easily removed and the base stored (for provenance) if you would prefer the piece to being free standing. I like it fine the way it is. I bought this in Croton, Ontario from a distant cousin about 30 years ago. He had bought it locally at auction. 17 1/2" long, 6" wide, 7 1/2" tall.
Shortly after listing this I was happy to receive an e-mail from a collector friend who has identified the artist as Ira Armstrong from Sarnia, Ontario. Sarnia is quite near Kent county but actually located in the adjacent, Lambton county. He bought a similar piece by the same hand at the fall Christie show and the information was on the bottom. Thanks Craig.