Peel, seed, and cut in long strips 7 lbs of very large cucumbers. Soak in 2 gallons of water with 2 cups of lime for 24 hours.
Rinse out lime and soak for 6 hours in 1 1/2 gallons water with 3 oz of alum. Rinse. Then soak 5-6 hours in clean water. Make syrup using 2 qts white vinegar, 2 quarts water, 6 lbs sugar, pickling spices and salt.
Bring to a boil, pour over the sticks and let stand overnight.
Bring all to a boil and cook until cucumbers are clear. (About one hour.) Pack in sterilized jars and seal.
*Our family hoards these pickles!! We love them!!