During my marriage we lived on 5 aches on Southern Michigan...almost on the Ohio line. We too had all the various creatures you mentioned along with our own chicken, ducks, geese, MANY barn cats, 2 border collies, a horse, cow, pigs, rabbits, and many goats. Our 1/4 acre garden was my pride and joy...full of delicious vegetables. We also had 14 apple trees, 2 each of pear, peach, and plum trees, raspberry patch and strawberry bed and a huge asparagus patch. The 5 acres were put to good use...lol. my husband did put his foot down when I wanted to plow the front yard and plant wheat...lol
That was the happiest time of my life. Even through the fall with the canning, butchering, and storage for the winter.....lol
I am not sure I am an atheist or a pagan....or anything else for that matter. I don't believe in the Bible although it has some nice stories in it. And some really horrible one too. I certainly don't believe in the god of the Bible, I also don't believe in Pagan gods. I do believe in nature, animals, kindness, etc. I do NOT believe in Wiccans or their magic spells.
I believe in nature and I believe in me. So what does that make me?
I do know that I have more peace than I ever had in my 50 years as a Christian. My first 5 years was introduction. My last 18 years has been a journey to get to where I am now.