Wash and slice cucumbers. Mix 2 cups lime with dish pan of water. Put sliced cucumbers into lime water, cover and let stand 24 hours. Wash. Soak in clean water 3 hours, changing water every hour. Combine 2 quarts vinegar, 5 pounds sugar and pickling spices (tied in small cloth bag.) Bring to boil. Pour water off cucumbers, pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers. Let stand 24 hours. Bring cucumbers and mixture to a boil and boil for 1 hour. Put in jars and seal. Makes about 10 pints of delicious pickles.