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Watermelon Rind Preserves

1 lb Watermelon cubes
2 ts Water
2 tb Lime (calcium oxide)
2 c Sugar
1 qt Water
1/2 Lemon, sliced

1. Soak melon in limewater for 3+ 1/2 hours. Drain.
2. Soak in clear water for 1 hour. Drain.
3. Cover with water and boil for 1+ 1/2 hour. Drain.
4. Make syrup of 2 cups sugar and 1 quart water.
5. Add rind and boil for 1 hour.
6. As syrup thickens add lemon [half for each lb. of melon].
7. When syrup is thick and rind clear, pack in hot, sterilized jars, top with syrup and seal.