Starting as the hobby of a seed collector, Happy Cat Farm has grown into a national distributor of both seeds and plants.
The federal government shutdown has forced some 1,800 Ohio National Guard mechanics, pilots and administrative staff off the job.
As the partial shutdown took hold a skeleton security staff at the Bricker Federal building at Spring and High streets in Columbus patiently answered questions from people trying to do business with federal government agencies. Department of Labor offices and the IRS offices were closed. Bankruptcy court and Social Security offices remained open.