Crystal Pickles

5 quarts sliced cucumber.  Stand in salt water strong enough to carry an egg for 4 days (3/4cup salt).
Next stand overnight in cold water with 3 Tbsp. powdered alum.  Rinse well with cold water.

Syrup:  1qt. vinegar, 5lbs sugar, 1tsp whole cloves, 1 stick whole cinnamon and 1tsp. celery seed. 

Bring syrup to a boil and pour over pickles.  Reheat everyday (just syrup).  On the fourth day heat syrup and pickles till hot.  Put in jars and seal.

**Add green food coloring on the last day.