Thank you all for your replies
And sure, I know you can't really store cold. I'm just trying to convey an idea. Semantically speaking
the main thrust Would be to build a small complex of Greenhouses with extended growing seasons.
I'd like to peel off the warmth in the winter by circulating the heat through cement floors, with raised beds for growing my food. And maybe enough
And a large central Aquarium for fish farming. Probably built inside a Geodesic dome style.complex of buildings.
A large, mulihundred gallon " pond in each building.
The daylight might be extended with low power consumption lamps, only used in the evening. to add some growing time to each day.. Either solar or
windmills. This location might do better with windmills. Seeing as there are lots of overcast days.
I know you can already buy mini ecosystems like this.. Fish farm gardens, so to speak.
I'm just thinking on a grander scale.
Of course the cold storage would just be used to cool the home, and maybe an advanced root cellar.
Could be costly really. What I'm reading from most of you is that long term heat storage might be the biggest issue, Pea gravel? Smaller pieces
would mean less air pockets, correct? heavy sand? Like black sand?
One item I do have on the property is an outdoor woodstove. It heats water, which is pumped into the central heating system of the family
house...Which is then blown throughout the house..and pushed into the water heater, It's my father's, and it works pretty well. I suppose I could
use that as backup. Just have to keep it stoked. The wood would cost me nothing but elbow grease, and axe sharpener, gasoline to cut and transport.
OH, and aspirin for the lower back.
Composting could also generate warmth..Just not a lot..Unless it was a big pile of BS, like our political system.
I'm going to think about it after I get some sleep, and maybe we can toss around more ideas.
Sounds like a lot o $$$ might be involved.
And remember no idea is a stupid one , especially if it's mine..