I was making fruit salad when I looked at my watermelon and recalled my moms pickles! I was so excited to chop and peel my rind. I found the best way to get rid of the green peel is a vegetable peeler, preferably the "Y" shaped peelers and not the standard stick peeler.
Basically you plop everything in a pot and cook until the pickles get tender and the syrup thickens. It smells SO GOOD! (Kind of like mulled cider)
I put them in a Pyrex casserole dish to cool. Make sure you do glass because plastic will absorb the intense spices if left in contact for a while. I let them sit in this for a few days in the fridge, then put them in my glass bottles.