To make dill pickles, a mixture is made of vinegar and spices on the stove and then poured into waiting jars of cucumbers. The cucumbers that go into making sweet pickles are actually mixed in with vinegar and spices and boiled first on the stove, then ladled into jars. Each recipe is different. Here's a picture of the jars coming out of the canner after they have been processed. Dill pickles are processed for 15 minutes, sweet pickles for 10.
Finally, some jars of pickles we can eat this year. We still have a few left from last year, too. My mouth is watering.