My Beau, I lived in Charles and St. Mary's counties. For the first 8 years I lived in Charles, and the last 9 I lived in St. Mary's.
Even with only 2 acres of pasture you're still in the clear with the horses, since you have 5 acres. The law doesn't care if your acreage is in pasture or not, just that you're required to have a minimum in order to house horses.
I see you're in Anne Arundel county. Whereabouts? I have several friends who still live in that area, and I'm pretty familiar with the parts of Maryland that are below D.C.
I do miss Maryland sometimes, especially Annapolis, during the warm weather months. I used to call Solomons Island 'little Annapolis'.
I love Virginia and adore being out among the cattle and crops, but have a twinge of nostalgia now and again for the BSO, Annapolis, the Inner Harbor, Solomons Island, crabbing out in the Chesapeake Bay, etc.
Not to mention that some of the finest seafood restaurants anywhere are located between Annapolis and Solomons Island. I'm a seafood junkie, so could happily eat my way down the Rte. 2/4 corrider!