Bread and Butter Pickles

4 quarts pickling cucumbers
1 1/2 cups onions, sliced
2 large garlic cloves
1/3 cup pickling salt
2 quarts chopped ice
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teasp. turmeric
1 1/2 teasp. celery seed
2 tabls. mustard seed
3 cups white vinegar

In large bowl, add sliced cucumbers and onions, garlic cloves and pickling salt; mix well.
Cover with chopped ice, place towel over, and let stand 3 hours.
Prepare brine by combining sugar, turmeric, celery seed, mustard seed and vinegar in large pot; bring to a boil.
Drain water and ice from cucumber slices and remove garlic cloves.
Add cucumbers to brine; simmer 5 minutes.
Pack in sterile jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
Seal.
Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Allow to stand two weeks before opening.