I doubt you'll find a better-built fish house than this one spotted on a Minnesota Lake. I've never personally witnessed Amish people ice fishing, but that's what happened this last weekend. Photos were posted to an ice fishing group commending the Amish on their handy work.

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A lot of people have been commenting on the photos, especially calling out the drop axle wooden wheelhouse. If you know the Amish, they build things well using traditional methods. That's why Amish-built furniture is considered some of the best stuff out there.

I messaged Chad, who posted the photos to the group, and asked where the pictures were taken. It was in the Sauk Centre, Minnesota area.

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I asked him if he talked to them to ask them any questions or see if they were catching anything. He said he tried to talk to a young boy that he guessed was 8-10 years old. However, the Amish community usually speaks Pennslyvania German dialect, and there sometimes is a language barrier.

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The Amish have different variations in their religion, and their rules about the use of modern technology vary from church to church. The local churches decide what is allowed. Amish drive horses and buggies, because they don't approve of owning automobiles. It is a symbol of their separation from the modern world. They fear that the car would pull their community apart. That's according to Amish Studies, The Young Center.

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Amish also don't use electricity from a public utility power grid, but in many cases, they use generators or other modern tools to assist them in their work. I wonder if they use a power ice auger or if they use a hand auger.

The Amish sometimes allow modern technology to be used that the local church deems helpful or beneficial to their community. Televisions and computers are typically not allowed.

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I wonder if they are allowed to use flashers or underwater cameras. I'd love to see that set up inside. I bet it's great!

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